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Principals

Sasha De Sola

DIANE B. WILSEY PRINCIPAL DANCER

Sasha De Sola

Biography

  • Social Media

    @sashadesola

  • Born

    Winter Park, Florida

  • Training

    Kirov Academy of Ballet

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Named an apprentice in 2006
    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2007
    Promoted to soloist in 2012
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2017
    Appointed Diane B. Wilsey Principal Dancer in 2020

 

Q&A

What ballet or role would you like to dance but haven't yet and why?

Giselle, Aurora, and/or Jerome Robbins' Afternoon of a Faun. I love the concept of Afternoon of a Faun and I feel like there is so much beauty and truth intertwined in the work that I would love to interpret it. Regarding Giselle and Aurora, I love the classics and how there are so many different ways to explore each character's depth. While we create the future of ballet here, I also like to remember the older works.

What has been your proudest moment as a dancer? Why?

There have been many moments when I have been proud of the Company as a whole. I always find satisfaction when we all come together to create our best performance possible. Something that stands out in my mind is performing Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering.

When I'm not working I enjoy...

Spoiling my dog.

What inspired you to keep dancing during the COVID-19 lockdown?

A deep desire to come back to dancing for audiences even stronger than before!

If you weren’t a dancer, what would your job be?

An entrepreneur.