Dancers

Demi-soloist

Photo: Eric Piché

Sahra Maira

Toronto, Canada
“The experience of dancing for me is feeling the emotions running through your heart and moving your body.”
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Training

1997-2000 Kirov Academy, Washington, D.C. – taught by Alla Sizova, Nikolai Morozov and Ludmilla Morkovina

Career

2000-2003 Universal Ballet Company, Seoul (Oleg Vinogradov, artistic director)

2003-2010 National Ballet of Hungary, Budapest (Gábor Keveházi, artistic director), demi-soloist

2010 Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

Repertory

Sahra Maira has danced many soloist roles in the classical repertoire, including: Little swans and Tarantella in Petipa’s Swan Lake; Scarf dancer, Fire dancer, Little Bayadère and Shades in Petipa’s La Bayadère; Friends and Wilis in Petipa’s Giselle; Canary Fairy, Diamond Fairy and Little Red Riding Hood in Sleeping Beauty; grand pas de deux in Don Quixote; Aegina in Seregi László’s Spartacus. Sahra also interpreted various roles in Anna Karenina, Taming of the Shrew, Sylvia, Romeo and Juliet, Balanchine’s Serenade and Who Cares. In Fernand Nault’s Nutcracker, she interpreted the roles of Snow pas de deux, Dewdrop, Chinese, Spanish and the waltz pas de deux. Sarha’s contemporary repertoire includes the principal role in Stephen Thoss’s Searching for Home and many different roles in Stephen Thoss’s Dream Away, Nacho Duato’s Na Floresta, Jiří Kylián’s Kaguyahime, Summer pas de deux in Mauro Bigonzetti’s Four Seasons, pas de six in Bigonzetti’s Cantata and the Tutor in Christian Spuck’s Leonce and Lena.

Awards

2000 Médaille d'argent, Youth America Grand Prix

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