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Ava Sautter is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. She was born in New York City, where she began studying ballet at the age of six at The School at Steps. She attended the 2015 summer program at The School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, and enrolled full-time at SAB for the winter term that year. Sautter became an apprentice with NYCB in October 2021, and joined the corps de ballet in May 2022.

Portrait © Erin Baiano



For native New Yorker Ava Sautter, dancing anything at New York City Ballet is a dream role. The avid jokester shares how she discovered ballet and why "comparison is the thief of joy" is her workplace mantra.