Are you a dancer between the ages of 15 and 18, or in high school grades 10–12? Are you interested in receiving scholarships (up to $10,000), working with mentors like Mikhail Baryshnikov and having a chance to be named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts? Then the National YoungArts Foundation wants to hear from … More »
In Wayne McGregor’s high-octane Chroma, The Royal Ballet’s Sarah Lamb finds meditative stillness. As told to Laura Cappelle Chroma was the first ballet I worked on with Wayne McGregor, and it was like embarking on a relationship for the first time. There’s a heightened energy, an expectation and also the desire to be a vehicle … More »
The May, 2015 premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works was part of a recent resurgence in narrative and semi-narrative ballets deriving inspiration from works of literature. In this video by Malcolm Venville for Nowness’ Portrait of a Dancer series, we see Royal Ballet principal Sarah Lamb performing McGregor’s choreography from Woolf Works, overlaid with the … More »
Sarah Lamb as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Johan Persson via Royal Opera House
What qualities do you admire most in other dancers?When you watch someone and have absolutely no worries. Even if something terrible happens, you know they’re going to get out of it, in the best way imaginable. You really trust them. I would love to have that. What would you say is the stamp of your … More »
Act III of The Sleeping Beauty celebrates the resolution of Princess Aurora’s dramatic curse with her wedding to Prince Florimund, with a cast of fairytale characters in attendance. Two of the most notable are Bluebird and Princess Florine, who dance a call-and-response pas de deux to Tchaikovsky’s sprightly music.
Royal Ballet principal Sarah Lamb arrives at the Pointe cover shoot straight from the train station. She’s come directly from Philadelphia, where the night before the company ended its summer tour. She’s tired, but one can see that she also thrives on such a demanding schedule. “It’s all-consuming,” Lamb says of her chosen path. “For … More »