From Cambridge, Mass.
With Nashville Ballet since 2016
Training and Education
Boston Ballet School, School of American Ballet, Canada’s National Ballet School, Chautauqua Institution
Sarah Pierce is from Cambridge, Mass. She trained at Boston Ballet School, where her teachers included Kathleen Mitchell and Margaret Tracey. As a pre-professional student and then as a trainee, Pierce received the Laura Young Merit Scholarship from 2012-2015. While a trainee, she rehearsed and performed in productions with Boston Ballet, among them Swan Lake and Massine’s Gaité Parisienne. With Boston Ballet’s school and second company, she performed in Jorma Elo’s Over Glow, Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, and Peter Martins’s Sleeping Beauty Act 3 Jewels Divertissement.
In 2016, Pierce joined NB2 where she originated the role of Blind Girl in Artistic Director Paul Vasterling’s Frank N. Stein. She performed the role of Odette in Swan Lake Act 2 in the Spring 2017 Future Artist Showcase. Pierce was promoted to company apprentice in 2017 and to main company member the following season in 2018. In her time with the company Pierce has appeared as the White Cat in The Sleeping Beauty, as one of the cygnets in Swan Lake, in Balanchine’s Western Symphony, Kylian’s Sechs Tanze, and Val Caniparoli’s The Lottery. She has also performed in Artistic Director Paul Vasterling’s Lizzie Borden, The Ben Folds Project: Concerto, Lucy Negro Redux, and Carmina Burana.
Pierce is currently on leave of absence from Harvard University, where she matriculated in the fall of 2015. When she is not in the studio, she enjoys reading and playing the piano.