Sarah Swanson is originally from New Jersey where she began her dance training with Princeton Dance and Theater. Sarah has performed in many classical and contemporary works throughout her years of training, most notably: Apollo, Serenade, Symphonie Italienne, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky Pas de deux, and Walpurgisnacht. She was coached on the variation “Terpsichore” from Balanchine’s Apollo by former New York City Ballet principal, Nilas Martins. While in school she attended many summer programs including American Ballet Theater and The Orlando Ballet. She is a recent graduate of Mercyhurst University attending on academic scholarships, and receiving a B.F.A. in Ballet Performance. Previously, Sarah was on the faculty for The School of Ballet Indiana where she taught ballet and pointe to all levels as well as coached her students for YAGP, having them place in 1st and 2nd for both their classical and contemporary works. Sarah is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Sarah is excited to begin her first season dancing with Columbia Classical Ballet and teaching at Bailey Fine Arts!