Sarah Walborn, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania began her training at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. In 2007, Ms. Walborn was invited to be an apprentice with the San Francisco Ballet. She performed many roles with the company, including George Balanchine’s Diamonds and Helgi Tomasson’s The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Giselle, and The Sleeping Beauty. After joining The Washington Ballet in 2009, Ms. Walborn originated roles including a world premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Sueno de Marmol, one of the twins in Septime Webre’s Great Gatsby, and various roles in Webre’s Alice (In Wonderland). She has performed with the company in Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, Christopher Bruce’s Rooster, the staging of Anna-Marie Holmes’ Le Corsaire and Don Quixote, as well as Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove, and the pas de deux Strangers in the Night from Nine Sinatra Songs. In 2012, Ms. Walborn joined Kansas City Ballet under the direction of William Whitener. She originated works from Jodie Gates and Devon Carney. Ms. Walborn also had the opportunity to perform Summer Fairy in Victoria Morgan’s Cinderella, as well as Balan chine’s Allegro Brilliante, Michael Pink’s Dracula, Donald McKayle’s Hey-Hay: Going to Kansas City, and Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Mercury. In 2014, Ms. Walborn began dancing with Ballet Ari zona, performing in Balanchine’s Rubies, Western Symphony, Walpurgisnacht, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and La Sonambula. She has also danced in Alexei Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des An imaux, as well as the US premiere of August Bournonville’s full length Napoli. Ms. Walborn currently dances with Palmetto City Ballet. Since joining the company, she has performed the title role in Jonathan Tabbert’s Snow Queen, as well as originating the role of Lavinia Fisher in Tabbert’s Dance Macabre, the title role in Cinderella, and the solo Split Second. Ms. Walborn has also been featured in a film documentary as a principal dancer Why Our Walls.
Ms. Walborn’s extensive teaching background is influenced by Weary’s syllabus from CPYB. She has taught in many schools across the country including The Washington Ballet School, Kansas City Ballet School, East Tennessee Ballet Academy, Dance Conservatory of Maryland, Nuevolution in Queen Creek, AZ, Cannedy Performing Arts Centre, as well as CPYB’s Summer Intensive Program. She is on faculty for Impact Creative Arts Academy in Summerville, SC and Palmetto City Ballet School in Mount Pleasant, SC. Ms. Walborn is currently the Program Chair for the Lowcountry Youth Dance Academy.