Sasha De Sola
Sasha De Sola (© Chris Hardy)
Winter Park, Florida
Named Apprentice in 2006. Joined in 2007. Promoted to Soloist in 2012.
Born in Winter Park, Florida, Sasha De Sola trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C., prior to being named an apprentice in 2006. She joined the Company in 2007 and was promoted to soloist in 2012.
De Sola has performed featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (Zulma and solo in pas de cinq), Nutcracker (Grand Pas de Deux Ballerina, Queen of the Snow, and Sugar Plum Fairy), and Trio (1st movement principal); Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15 (4th variation principal) and Symphony in Three Movements (1st movement principal); Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House (Rebecca West); Liang’s Symphonic Dances (soloist couple); Lifar’s Suite en Blanc (Serenade and pas de trois); Makarova’s (after Petipa) Kingdom of the Shades, Act II from La Bayadère (1st and slow Shade variations); Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III (3rd solo); Page’s Guide to Strange Places (quartet); Possokhov’s Firebird (Princess); Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands (Russian, Polish, and Hungarian) and Shostakovich Trilogy (Chamber Symphony); Robbins’ Glass Pieces (1st movement soloist couple) and In the Night (1st pas de deux); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Stepsister Edwina, Spirit of Winter/Fluidity, and Russian Princess) and Ghosts (soloist couple). She created a principal role in Caniparoli’s Tears and a soloist role in Scarlett’s Hummingbird.
Her repertory also includes Balanchine’s Agon (1st pas de trois), Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (1st movement principal), Coppélia, “Diamonds,” “Emeralds,” “Rubies,” Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Symphony in C, Tarantella, and Theme and Variations; Cranko’s Onegin; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; Kudelka’s The Ruins Proclaim the Building Was Beautiful; McGregor’s Borderlands; Morris’ Maelstrom and Sandpaper Ballet; Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony and The Rite of Spring; Robbins’ The Concert and West Side Story Suite; and Thatcher’s Stone and Steel.
As a guest artist, De Sola performed Tarantella, After the Rain pas de deux, and Double Stop at the International Ballet Gala 2014: World Ballet Superstars in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in August 2014; and the grand pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty with Tiit Helimets at Allen Civic Ballet in Allen, Texas, in May 2014. She danced the grand pas de deux from Nutcracker at Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet in Shreveport, Lousiana, in December 2013; the pas de deux from Le Corsaire with Taras Domitro at the World Ballet Competition Gala in 2013, the grand pas de deux from Nutcracker with Daniel Deivison-Oliveira at Kingsport Ballet in 2012, and Balanchine’s Apollo and Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House with Tiit Helimets and Company in Estonia in 2011.
De Sola received a silver medal in the Professional Division at the World International Ballet Competition and honorable mention from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts in 2007.