Sarah began her ballet training at the age of 6 in her hometown of Sacramento, California with Pamela Hayes. She continued her dance studies at Butler University where she had the opportunity to perform principal and soloist roles including the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, and in George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie. While at Butler, she toured Eastern Europe with Butler Chamber Dance and took classes as well as performed with the National Schools of Ballet in Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. Sarah graduated from Butler University in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and a minor in business. Since joining Eugene Ballet Sarah has had the opportunity to perform many soloist roles including Val Caniparoli’s Tutto Eccetto Il Lavandino, and a Pas de Trois variation and the Russian Princess in Swan Lake. Last season she had the honor of performing the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. Sarah joined Eugene Ballet as an aspirant in 2016 and is now in her third season as a company member.