Sage Engle-Laird joins our company from Ballet Tucson and Alabama Ballet, where she apprenticed in a wide range of ballets, including Sleeping Beauty, La Sylphide, Swan Lake, La Fille Mal Gardée, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, and other works by Balanchine, Septime Webre, and Stephen Mills. Sage was honored to be awarded the Butler Fellowship at Ballet Austin after graduation. Sage began her training at the Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education, where she danced the role of young Marie in their annual performance of The Nutcracker. She continued her training with Sara Knight at the SLK Ballet School in New York City, as well as summer programs with Ballet Austin, Oklahoma City Ballet, English National Ballet, Houston Ballet, and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in NYC.
We are excited to have Sage as a founding member of our company!