Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Agon
  • Ballo della Regina
  • Coppélia (Spinner)
  • "Emeralds" from Jewels
  • The Four Temperaments
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy, Marzipan, Flowers, Dolls)
  • Raymonda Variations
  • La Sonnambula
  • Stars and Stripes
  • Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
Robert Binet
  • The Blue of Distance
August Bournonville
  • Bournonville Divertissements (Ballabile from Napoli, Pas de Six from Napoli and Abdallah)
Merce Cunningham
  • Summerspace
Peter Martins
  • Sleeping Beauty (Vivacity, Emerald, Princess Florine)
  • Swan Lake (Princess, Pas de Trois, Neopolitan)
Benjamin Millepied
  • Neverwhere
Justin Peck
  • The Decalogue
  • In Creases
  • Year of the Rabbit
Jerome Robbins
  • The Concert
  • Fanfare (Piccolo)
  • Glass Pieces
  • Interplay
Liam Scarlett
  • Acheron
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Carousel (A Dance)
  • Liturgy
  • Mercurial Manoeuvres
  • Soirée Musicale (NYCB Premiere)

Originated a featured role in

  • Lauren Lovette: Not Our Fate
  • Justin Peck: Bright, Rotunda
  • Gianna Reisen: Judah

Originated corps roles in

  • Melissa Barak: A Simple Symphony, Call Me Ben
  • Lauren Lovette: For Clara
  • Peter Martins: Ocean's Kingdom
  • Benjamin Millepied: Quasi Una Fantasia, Two Hearts
  • Justin Peck: Everywhere We Go, The Most Incredible ThingPaz de la Jolla, Year of the Rabbit
  • Alexei Ratmansky: Namouna, A Grand Divertissement
  • Liam Scarlett: Acheron
  • Christopher Wheeldon: American Rhapsody, Estancia

Sara Adams was born in Dennis, Massachusetts, and began her dance training at the age of six at the Mid-Cape Ballet Academy. She later studied at the Boston Ballet School, before taking a summer course at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, during the summer of 2003. She enrolled as a full-time student at SAB from 2003 to 2008. She became an apprentice with NYCB in June 2008 and became a member of the corps de ballet in September 2009. In February 2017, Ms. Adams was promoted to soloist.


Ms. Adams was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2007.

Portrait © Erin Baiano