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Sarah Lamb

Principal of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Sarah Lamb in action.
Sarah Lamb in Tetractys – The Art of Fugue, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2014

American dancer Sarah Lamb is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. She joined the Company as a First Soloist in 2004 and was promoted to Principal in May 2006. She created the title role in Wayne McGregor’s Raven Girl and roles in his ballets Carbon Life, Live Fire Exercise, Limen, Chroma, Tetractys and Woolf Works. Other role creations include Perdita (Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale).

Lamb was born in Boston and trained at the Boston Ballet School with Tatiana Nicolaevna Legat. In 1998 she was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and awarded a gold medal by President Bill Clinton at the White House. She joined Boston Ballet that year and was promoted to soloist in 2001 and principal in 2003. Her many awards include silver medals at the Third Japan International Ballet Competition in Nagoya (1999), the New York IBC (2000) and the USA IBC (2002).

Lamb's repertory with the Company includes leading roles in all the classical, dramatic and contemporary repertories, including ballets by Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, August Bournonville, Kenneth MacMillan, Alastair Marriott, Jerome Robbins and Liam Scarlett. In addition to her role creations for McGregor and Wheeldon, she created a role in David Dawson's The Human Seasons.

Videos

News and features

New book to celebrate Carlos Acosta's 17 years with The Royal Ballet

New book to celebrate Carlos Acosta's 17 years with The Royal Ballet

19 August 2015

Book to feature more than one hundred and fifty photos giving a unique retrospective of our Guest Principal dancer’s career.

Cast Change: Sarah Lamb to dance in <em>Don Quixote</em> on 13 June 2015 at the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

Cast Change: Sarah Lamb to dance in Don Quixote on 13 June 2015 at the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

5 June 2015

Sarah Lamb to replace Natalia Osipova in the role of Kitri.

Life Reimagined Gala: Kevin O'Hare and Kasper Holten preview their highlights

Life Reimagined Gala: Kevin O'Hare and Kasper Holten preview their highlights

18 February 2015

The Director of The Royal Ballet and Director of The Royal Opera on what they're most excited for at the upcoming gala.

Photos

Sarah Lamb as Manon and Rupert Pennefather as Des Grieux in Manon, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb as Perdita in The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet,

Sara Lamb and artists of The Royal Ballet in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet

Federico Bonelli and Sarah Lamb in Afternoon of a Faun

Johannes Stepanek and Sarah Lamb in Polyphonia, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae

Sarah Lamb as Perdita and Steven McRae as Florizel in The Winter's Tale

Sarah Lamb as Perdita and Steven McRae as Florizel in The Winter's Tale

Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Raven Girl

Sander Blommaert, Ricardo Cervera, Donald Thom, Sarah Lamb, Solomon Golding, Alexander Campbell and Nicol Edmonds in Connectome, The Royal Ballet

Federico Bonelli and Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Don Quixote

Federico Bonelli and Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Don Quixote

Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Don Quixote

Sarah Lamb and Federico Bonelli in DGV

Sarah Lamb in Gloria, with Thiago Soares and Carlos Acosta

Sarah Lamb and Johannes Stepanek in Polyphonia

Paul Kay, Steven McRae and Sarah Lamb in Tetractys - The Art of Fugue, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb in Tetractys - The Art of Fugue, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae in rehearsals for Metamorphosis: Titian 2012.

Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae in rehearsals for Metamorphosis: Titian 2012.

Sarah Lamb as Raven Girl in Raven Girl

Sarah Lamb as Raven Girl and Eric Underwood as the Prince in Raven Girl

Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Sarah Lamb and Ryoichi Hirano in Concerto

Sarah Lamb in Swan Lake

Sarah Lamb as Princess Aurora and Steven McRae as Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty

Sarah Lamb in rehearsal for Asphodel Meadows

Sarah Lamb and Federico Bonelli with artists of The Royal Ballet in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb in Electric Counterpoint, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb and Federico Bonelli in Don Quixote, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae in Scènes de ballet

Sarah Lamb and Wayne McGregor in rehearsals for Raven Girl

Sarah Lamb and Eric Underwood in rehearsals for Raven Girl

Sarah Lamb in Scènes de ballet, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb as Manon, Christopher Saunders as Monsieur G.M and Thiago Soares as Lescaut in Manon, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb, Lauren Cuthbertson and Edward Watson in rehearsal for The Winter's Tale