COMPANY ARTIST | Ypsilanti, Michigan
JOINED CBC: 2015
TRAINING: Miami City Ballet School, Ballet Austin, Los Angeles Ballet with summers at American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet.
FEATURED CBC ROLES: Pas de Trios - Swan Lake, Twin - The Great Gatsby.
NOTEWORTHY: Two-time YAGP Hope Award Winner. YAGP Top 12 Contemporary and Classical 2011-2014.
When I'm not working I enjoy... I love performing and I enjoy doing Musical Theatre as another artistic outlet when the company is not in season. I also love going to see live theatre whenever I have the chance! #supportthearts
I love San Diego because: The weather! (I know it sounds super cliché but it’s true.) Growing up in Michigan and now living here, I miss the snow sometimes but I'll take the San Diego winter. I also love being this close to the ocean. There's nothing quite like it!
What ballet or role would you like to dance (and why), but haven't yet? There are two ballets that I would love the opportunity to perform: the "Jumping Girl" from George Balanchine's Who Cares? and Jerome Robbin's West Side Story Suite. The combination of Balanchine, Gershwin, Robbins, and Bernstein is complete genius! In both cases, the choreography isn't your typical classical ballet movement and they each have their own character and attack that appeals to me.
If I weren't a dancer, I'd be: I really love theatre and the arts, so I think I'd probably do something in that world.
What is your favorite costume? Why? The costumes from George Balanchine's Serenade. They are fairly simple but they have these beautiful blue flowing romantic style skirts that are so much fun to dance in.
What can always make you laugh? I'm kind of an old soul and love the classic TV shows like 'I Love Lucy' and 'The Dick Van Dyke Show.' Any tasteful sarcasm is always welcome!
What's your perfect day? I've always wanted to travel, so I think I would like to go somewhere I've never been before and explore a new city. If there was a Broadway show and maybe a trip to the ocean thrown in, that would be ideal!
What has been your most memorable moment as a dancer? I don't know if I can choose a specific moment, but occasionally when I'm dancing on stage I have this wave of gratitude that just kinda hits me. It's like I realize all over again that I'm getting to do what I love, to beautiful music, in a gorgeous theatre, with people I love. Those moments are my favorite because they remind me how much I have to be thankful for.
What is the hardest part about being a dancer? Injuries unfortunately come with the territory as a dancer and learning how to listen to your body can be a hard lesson. Our bodies are our instruments and learning how to deal with injuries is a big part of being a dancer.
Fun to know: Sarah enjoys playing piano whenever she has the chance. She is also an avid shower and car singer.