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Principals

Sarah Van Patten

DIANA DOLLAR KNOWLES PRINCIPAL DANCER

Sarah Van Patten

Biography

  • Born

    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Training

    Ballet Workshop of New England

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Joined the Company as a soloist in 2002
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2007
    Appointed Diana Dollar Knowles Principal Dancer in 2013

  • Other Companies

    Massachusetts Youth Ballet
    Royal Danish Ballet

Q&A

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

Lady of the Camellias because it's a beautiful work. Also, I have a history of working with John Neumeier and love his ballets.

What’s your biggest challenge as a dancer? Why?

Time management is a challenge because I'm a mom.

What is your perfect day?

Brunch with my husband and son, visiting the playground, taking an afternoon nap, and dinner with friends and family.