Sarah Lamb

Principal of The Royal Ballet


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.

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 three silver medals at the Third Japan International Ballet Competition in Nagoya (1999), the New York International Ballet Competition (2000) and the USA International Ballet Competition (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, John Cranko and Liam Scarlett. 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, Multiverse, Yugen and The Dante Project. She also has created roles for the Company in Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale and Electric Counterpoint, Ratmansky and Wheeldon’s 24 Preludes, David Dawson’s The Human Seasons and Twyla Tharp’s Illustrated ‘Farewell’.

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Watch Sarah in performances on Royal Opera House Stream. You can also watch her exclusive interview, as part of the Spotlight on... series.

  • Ballet and dance

Spotlight on... Sarah Lamb

21 minutes

Sarah Lamb discusses her career with The Royal Ballet in this new series, exclusively on Royal Opera House Stream.

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