Sasha De Sola


Sasha De Sola


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  • 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



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.