Born in San Francisco, California, Sarah Lane began her dance training in Memphis, Tennessee under the direction of Pat Gillespie at the Memphis Classical Ballet. When her family moved to Rochester, New York, she continued instruction with Timothy Draper and Jamey Leverett at the Draper Center for Dance Education.
When Lane was 16, she received a full scholarship to the Boston Ballet’s Summer Program. In 2000 and 2001, she was awarded first place and the Capezio Class Excellence Award at the North American Ballet Festival. Lane was the Silver Medalist, the highest medal in the Junior Division, at the Jackson International Ballet Competition (2002). During the competition, she flew to Washington, D. C. to perform at the Kennedy Center as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. That same year, Lane also won the Bronze Medal at the Youth America Grand Prix Competition.
Lane joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in August 2003 and became a member of the Company’s corps de ballet in April 2004 and was promoted to Soloist in August 2007. Her roles with the Company include a Shade in La Bayadère, Blossom inCinderella, Amour and a flower girl in Don Quixote, Anne in Christopher Wheeldon’s VIII, the Two of Diamonds in Jeu de Cartes, the Chinese Dance in The Nutcracker, the Youngest Sister in Pillar of Fire, one of Juliet’s friends in Romeo and Juliet, Princess Aurora, Princess Florine and the Fairies of Charity and Joy in The Sleeping Beauty, the Polish Princess, a Little Swan and the pas de trois in Swan Lake, a Goat in Sylvia and leading roles in Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Glow-Stop, In the Upper Room, Kaleidoscope, Sinatra Suite andTheme and Variations.
Lane was a recipient of a 2008 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts.
Ms. Lane is a 2007 Princess Grace Award recipient.