Sarah Daley

Sarah Daley
Please Credit Photo: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Sarah Daley. Photo by Andrew Eccles

(South Elgin, IL) began her training at the Faubourg School of Ballet in Illinois under the direction of Watmora Casey and Tatyana Mazur. She graduated from the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program in Dance in 2009. Ms. Daley has trained at institutions such as the Kirov Academy, National Ballet School of Canada, The San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and intensives at Ballet Camp Illinois and Ballet Adriatico in Italy. She is a recipient of a Youth America Grand Prix Award and an ARTS Foundation Award. She was a member of Ailey II and joined the Company in 2011.

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