Sarah LaFountain, Trainee
From: Nicholasville, Kentucky
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 complete her training. She has attended summer programs at Kentucky Ballet Theatre and Ballet Magnificat in Jackson, MS and was invited to join Ballet 5:8’s conservatory in Chicago for their 2020-2021 Season. In 2018, Ms. LaFountain performed the Russian variation for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. She has performed soloist roles with her schools in classical ballets including Coppelia, The Nutcracker and Paquita. While with Kentucky Ballet Theatre, Sarah has enjoyed performing Russian, Candy Canes, Flowers’ demi-soloist and Clara’s mother in The Nutcracker. She has danced in multiple roles of the company’s original ballets, mixed repertoires, and works with guest choreographer, Andres Arambula. Sarah has taught at several local schools for the last six years and is currently an instructor in KBT’s academy. This is Sarah’s third season dancing with Kentucky Ballet Theatre.