Sarah LaFountain, Trainee

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Sarah LaFountain was born in Lexington, Kentucky and began dancing at the age of eight. She trained at Wilmore Christian Ballet under the direction of Hannah Henderson for nine years. In 2018, she transferred to Gloria Deo School of the Arts where she spent the next two years before joining Kentucky Ballet Theatre Academy to finish her training.

Ms. LaFountain has attended summer programs at Kentucky Ballet Theatre and Ballet Magnificat in Jackson, MS. She was invited to join Ballet 5:8’s conservatory in Chicago for their 2020-2021 season. Sarah has performed corps de ballet and soloist roles within her schools in classical ballets including Giselle, Coppelia, Paquita, and The Nutcracker, along with many originally choreographed ballets and contemporary pieces. She has competed at Youth America Grand Prix and in 2018 was given the opportunity to perform in the Russian variation for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.

Sarah has taught for Wilmore Christian Ballet, Gloria Deo School of the Arts, Dancer’s Pointe, and Kentucky Ballet Theatre’s academy. She is currently the

main ballet teacher for KBT’s lower school.

Sarah is looking forward to her second season as a trainee with Kentucky Ballet Theatre.

From: Nicholasville, KY
Sponsored by: Dr. Oliver Oakley & Michelle Fraizer