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 principal or featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (Myrtha, 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 Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (1st and 4th movement principal), 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) “The Kingdom of the Shades” from La Bayadère, Act II (1st and slow Shade variations); Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III (3rd solo); Page’s Guide to Strange Places (quartet); Possokhov’s Classical Symphony and 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), 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 and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Kudelka’s The Ruins Proclaim the Building Was Beautiful; McGregor’s Borderlands; Morris’ Maelstrom and Sandpaper Ballet; Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid; Possokhov’s 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 Balanchine’s Tarantella, Elo’s Double Stop, and Le Corsaire pas de deux at the International Ballet Gala: World Ballet Superstars in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in August 2014; the pas de deux from Le Corsaire with Taras Domitro at the World Ballet Competition Gala in 2013, 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, a bronze medal at the Varna International Ballet Competition in Bulgaria, and the Best Junior Couple Prize at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi.