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San Francisco Ballet

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Born in Winter Park, Florida, Sasha De Sola trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. on full merit scholarship where she studied under the guidance of Ludmila Morkovina, Anatoli Kucheruk, Alla Sizova and Vladimir Djouloukhadze. Sasha joined San Francisco Ballet where she rose through the ranks and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2017. In 2020, she was appointed the Diane B. Wilsey Principal Dancer. Sasha has danced many leading roles with the San Francisco Ballet. Highlights include Odette/Odile in Swan Lake; Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty; the titular role in Giselle and Kitri in Don Quixote. Sasha has also appeared as a guest artist in several galas around the world and was awarded in many competitions. In November of 2019, she announced the launch of The Ascendant: a charity initiative in collaboration with the San Francisco based jewelry store, Fiat Lux. She was nominated as Dance Europe’s Dancer of the Year for 2020. 

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