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Sara Knight

Sara Knight is the Founder and Artistic Director of Chevalier Ballet, Chevalier Ballet Conservatory, and the SLK Ballet School. A graduate of England's Royal Ballet School, an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance ( A.R.A.D.), graduate of the Royal Ballet School Teacher's Training Course ( R.B.S. Dip. TTC.) and first British graduate of Russia's Vaganova (Kirov) Ballet Academy. Ms. Knight is a recipient of the Royal Ballet School Award for Excellence personally awarded by Dame Ninette de Valois, founder of the Royal Ballet. 

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Ms. Knight became a soloist with the Leningrad State Ballet Theatre and the Russian Ballet of St. Petersburg. In Western Europe, she danced with England's Northern Ballet Theatre, Swansea’s Ballet Russe, and was a principal dancer with the European Ballet of London. In the USA, Ms Knight has guested with Boston Ballet and as a principal dancer with Configuration Dance and Rebecca Rice Dance Company.

 

Ms. Knight has been invited to teach worldwide including Boston Ballet Company, Boston Ballet School, Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education, Cincinnati Ballet School, Laban Centre London, Northern Ballet Theatre of England, Arts Educational School of the UK, Boston Conservatory, The International Festival of France and most recently Masters of Ballet at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and English National Ballet School, both in London. Ms. Knight has also served as Ballet Mistress for both London's Central School of Ballet and Ellison Ballet of NYC. She was the Artistic Director for the Ballet School of Stamford as well as the Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Greenwich Ballet Academy.

 

In September 2010, Ms. Knight founded SLK Ballet School "a professional training school for gifted young dancers.”  In 2017 she founded her company Chevalier Ballet, which tours around the tristate area and beyond bringing dance to small communities who might not get the chance to see ballet/dance. And, in 2021 she founded CBC Chevalier Ballet Conservatory, whose mission is to give young graduate dancers the opportunity to be part of a professional touring company, while working with the professional dancers within Chevalier Ballet company. 

 

Ms. Knight is very involved in outreach and conducts workshops in schools and hospitals on a regular basis. She continues to teach worldwide.