Sarah Lamb is a native of Boston and trained at the Boston Ballet School with Tatiana Nicolaevna Legat from 1994-1998. She was awarded a Presidential Gold Medal, named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and was invited to perform for then-president Bill Clinton at the Kennedy Centre in D.C. She won three silver medals: the Third International Ballet and Modern Dance Competition in Nagoya, Japan, 1999; the Sixth International Ballet Competition in NYC, 2000; and the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi in 2002.
She joined the Boston Ballet Company in 1998, was promoted to Soloist in 2001 and Principal in 2003. In Boston she performed Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Lise in La Fille mal Gardée, Gamzatti in La Bayadère, Olga in Eugene Onegin, Myrtha and Peasant Pas de deux in Giselle, Queen of the Dryads and Danseuse de Rue in Nureyev's Don Quixote, The Sugar Plum Fairy, Dew Drop Fairy and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker and Princess Florine and the Pas de trois in The Sleeping Beauty.
Sarah Lamb dancing in Rubies as part of Balanchine's Jewels. Photograph ©ROH 2007
Her Balanchine repertoire includes lead roles in Ballo Della Regina, Stars and Stripes, Ballet Imperial and Jewels. Her contemporary roles include two world premieres by Jorma Elo, In the middle, somewhat elevated, and David Dawson's The Grey Area, among others.
She joined The Royal Ballet as a First Soloist and was promoted to Principal in September 2006. She has made her Royal Ballet debut in Frederick Ashton's Thaïs, as the Winter and Summer Fairy in Cinderella, the centre woman in the Neapolitan dance in Ondine, Lady Mary Lygon in his Enigma Variations, the side and centre couple in Symphonic Variations, Odette/Odile and the Pas de trois in Anthony Dowell's Swan Lake, the Fourth Movement in Balanchine's Symphony in C, the Sylph in Johan Kobborg's production of August Bournonville's La Sylphide, Lescaut's Mistress in MacMillan's Manon, the Pas de deux Girl in Gloria, Marie Larische in Mayerling, the female role as part of the Orange Couple in La Fin du jour, Jerome Robbins' Afternoon of a Faun, the Sugar Plum Fairy in Peter Wright's The Nutcracker, lead girl in the Pas de six and Zulme in Giselle, Lise in Ashton's La Fille mal gardée, Christopher Wheeldon's Polyphonia, Princess Florine and Aurora in the Monica Mason and Christopher Newton's production of The Sleeping Beauty, the Pas de trois in Glen Tetley's Voluntaries, the Girl in Alastair Marriott's Children of Adam, and Olga in John Cranko's Onegin
She has created roles in Alastair Marriott's Tanglewood (2005), Christopher Wheeldon's Fire as part of Homage to The Queen (2006), Wayne McGregor's Chroma (2006) and Kim Brandstrup's Rushes (2008).
During the 2007/08 Season, Sarah has made her debut as Nikiya in La Bayadere, one of the Blue Girls in Les Patineurs, the title role in Sylvia and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet