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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.

HONORS

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

Portrait © Erin Baiano

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)

Lauren Lovette

  • Not Our Fate

Justin Peck

  • Bright
  • Rotunda

Gianna Reisen

  • Judah

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 Thing
  • Paz de la Jolla
  • Year of the Rabbit

Alexei Ratmansky

  • Namouna, A Grand Divertissement

Liam Scarlett

  • Acheron

Christopher Wheeldon

  • American Rhapsody
  • Estancia