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Sarah Joan Smith

Sarah Joan Smith

Joined Sacramento Ballet:


Previous Affiliations:

Sarah Joan Smith, originally from Columbia, South Carolina, began her dance training in Kiev,
Ukraine at age nine. She furthered her education at University of North Carolina School of the
Arts under the directorship of Ethan Stiefel. Upon her graduation in 2012, Sarah Joan joined
Boston Ballet as a trainee. Following that her career has allowed her to work for many ballet
companies including Richmond Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, and Royal Winnipeg Ballet.  In
addition to these companies, Sarah Joan has spent summers performing with the Kansas City
Dance Festival and the National Choreographer’s Initiative. She has performed through the United States,

Mexico and Canada as well as touring to China in 2015.

Some of Sarah Joan’s most enjoyable ballets to perform have been Val Caniparoli’s “The
Lottery”, William Forsythe’s “In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated” and Greg Horsmann’s “La
Bayadere. She has also originated roles in ballets by Andrea Schermoly, Matthew
Neenan, Yury Yanowsky, Ma Cong and many others.