Sarah van Patten

(b. 1984)

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(b Boston, 1984)

American dancer. She studied locally, and in summer school programmes at the Chautauqua Institution, School of American Ballet, and others, appearing as a child with the Boston Ballet and the Massachusetts Youth Ballet. At the age of 15 she became an apprentice with the Royal Danish Ballet, in the same year dancing Juliet in Neumeier's Romeo and Juliet. In 2002 she moved to San Francisco Ballet as a soloist, becoming principal in 2007. Combining technical clarity and power with a vivid dramatic talent, she has an exceptionally wide range across the classical and modern repertory and has created roles in works by Wheeldon, Morris, Tomasson, Elo, and others.

Subjects: Dance.

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