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Sierra Abelardo

Coryphée

Joined The Sarasota Ballet in 2022 as Corps de Ballet and promoted to Coryphée in 2023.

Born: San Ramon, California

Training: Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program

Previous company: None

Favorite quote: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” ~Maya Angelou

Favorite role: Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments. I was honored to be dancing such a challenging and iconic ballet, and I loved the amazing score by Paul Hindemith.

Favorite costume: Sir Frederick Ashton’s Rhapsody. The costumes are elegant and I enjoyed having the opportunity to wear costumes from the Royal Ballet.

Fun fact: Cats are my favorite animal.

Featured roles include: Ashton’s Birthday Offering, Façade, Les Patineurs, Varii Capricci; Balanchine’s Divertimento No.15, The Four Temperaments, Western Symphony; Bond’s Excursions; Kobborg’s La Sylphide; MacMillan’s Danses Concertantes; Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty Act III Blue Bird Pas de Deux.