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Sara Havener is originally from North Carolina where she began dancing at the age of 5 and

went on graduate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2010 with a focus

in ballet. Sara began her professional career with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, under the

direction of Ethan Stiefel, performing soloist roles in ballets such as The Sleeping Beauty,

Giselle, and George Balanchine’s Who Cares. She then spent three years as a company dancer

with the Atlanta Ballet performing soloist and principal roles in productions such as The

Nutcracker, Paquita, and Jean-Christophe Romeo et Juliette. With the Atlanta ballet Sara also

had the opportunity to perform in several new works by choreographers including Ohad Naharin,

Yuri Possokhov, and Helen Pickett. With the United Ballet Theatre Sara performed in the

companies premiere show and recently represented the company as the featured guest artist for

the ‘Unified Rhythm’ Gala performing the Act 2 Medora variation from Le Corsaire. As a

teacher Sara has taught for several ballet schools including the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s

Education Program, the Atlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance Education, the Orlando Ballet School,

and is currently teaching and choreographing in Orlando, Fl. Recently Sara received her CPT

through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and specializes in cross training and

corrective exercises for dancers. Sara feels very fortunate to be a company member with the

United Ballet Theatre and is very passionate about the companys mission and values!

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