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 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, Woolf Works and Multiverse. Other role creations for the Company include Perdita (Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale) and in David Dawson’s The Human Seasons.
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 Clinton. 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 the classical, dramatic and contemporary repertories, including ballets by Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, August Bournonville, Kenneth MacMillan, Alastair Marriott, Jerome Robbins and Liam Scarlett.
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Sarah Lamb as Giselle in Giselle
Sarah Lamb photographed for The Language of the Soul
Sarah Lamb as The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet.
Steven McRae as The Prince and Sarah Lamb as The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.
Sarah Lamb as The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.
Sarah Lamb in rehearsal for Swan Lake, The Royal Ballet
Sarah Lamb as Giselle in Giselle, The Royal Ballet
Ryoichi Hirano as Albrecht and Sarah Lamb as Giselle in Giselle, The Royal Ballet
Sarah Lamb in Yugen.
Sarah Lamb as Perdita in The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet.
Sarah Lamb as Mary Vetsera in Mayerling, The Royal Ballet
Valeri Hristov and Sarah Lamb in Elite Syncopations, The Royal Ballet
Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae in ‘Rubies’ from Jewels, The Royal Ballet
Sarah Lamb as Perdita and Steven McRae as Florizel in The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet,
Sarah Lamb and Artists of the Royal Ballet in Connectome, The Royal Ballet
Sarah Lamb as Tatiana in Onegin, The Royal Ballet
Valeri Hristov as Onegin and Sarah Lamb as Tatiana in Onegin, The Royal Ballet
Royal Ballet Principal Sarah Lamb in a still from the short film 'Portrait of a Dancer'
Ryoichi Hirano as Paris and Sarah Lamb as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet
Wayne McGregor, Sarah Lamb and Thiago Soares in rehearsals for Raven Girl
Sarah Lamb in Song of the Earth, The Royal Ballet
Sara Lamb as Tatiana in Onegin, The Royal Ballet
Sarah Lamb in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Sarah Lamb as Kitri, Federico Bonelli as Basilio in Don Quixote
Thomas Whitehead as Robert Wood and Sarah Lamb as Marie in Sweet Violets, The Royal Ballet
Sarah Lamb in Electric Counterpoint, The Royal Ballet
Sarah Lamb in Tetractys – The Art of Fugue, The Royal Ballet
Sarah Lamb and Carlos Acosta in Afternoon of a Faun, The Royal Ballet
Sarah Lamb and Federico Bonelli in In the Night, The Royal Ballet
Sarah Lamb as Raven Girl and Thiago Soares as the Doctor in Raven Girl
Sarah Lamb and Johannes Stepanek in rehearsals
Sarah Lamb in 24 Preludes
Edward Watson and Sarah Lamb in Mayerling
Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Don Quixote
Sarah Lamb and Thiago Soares in Gloria
Sarah Lamb in Chroma