Sasha De Sola
Sasha De Sola (© David Allen)
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 pas de cinq), Nutcracker (Grand Pas de Deux Ballerina and Sugar Plum Fairy), and Trio (first movement principal); Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15 (fourth variation principal) and Symphony in Three Movements (first 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); Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III (third solo); Page’s Guide to Strange Places (quartet); Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands (Russian, Polish, and Hungarian); Robbins’ In the Night (first pas de deux); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Stepsister Edwina, Spirit of Winter/Fluidity, and Russian Princess).
Her repertory also includes Balanchine’s 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; Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet; Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Firebird, and The Rite of Spring; Robbins’ The Concert and West Side Story Suite; and Wheeldon’s Ghosts.
As a guest artist, De Sola performed 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. She 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.