Sarah Lane

Sarah Lane was born in San Francisco, and began her dance training in Memphis, Tennessee under the direction of Pat Gillispie at the Memphis Classical Ballet. When her family moved to Rochester, New York, she continued instruction with Timothy Draper and Jamey Leverett at the Draper Center for Dance Education. When Lane was 16, she received a full scholarship to the Boston Ballet’s Summer Program. In 2000 and 2001, she was awarded first place and the Capezio Class Excellence Award at the North American Ballet Festival. In 2002, Lane was a National Young Arts Foundation Winner in Dance/Ballet, and through Young Arts became a 2002 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Lane was the Silver Medalist, the highest medal in the Junior Division, at the Jackson International Ballet Competition (2002). During the competition, she traveled to Washington, D.C. to perform at the Kennedy Center as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. That same year, Lane also won the Bronze Medal at the Youth America Grand Prix Competition. Lane joined American Ballet Theatre’s studio company in 2002, joined the main company as an apprentice in August 2003, became a member of the Company’s corps de ballet in April 2004 and was appointed a Soloist in July 2007 and Principal Dancer in 2017. Lane was a recipient of the Princess Grace Award in 2007 and Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts in 2008. Lane was the dancing double for Natalie Portman in Fox Searchlight Pictures’ feature film Black Swan. She is an alumni of the Harvard Crossover into Business Program. Lane is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Lane is certified in Gyrokinesis and as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.  

Ian Hussey

Ian Hussey began his ballet instruction at age nine with the Rock School for Dance Education and continued his training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in 2001 under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. As well, Ian had attended summer intensives (on scholarship) at the School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, among others. Ian joined Pennsylvania Ballet as a member of PBII. After becoming an apprentice, he was promoted to the corps de ballet for the 2007/2008 season. In 2010, he was promoted to the rank of soloist and then to principal dancer for the 2012/2013 season. He danced in featured roles that include Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove and Nine Sinatra Songs, Jerome Robbins’ The Concert and Other Dances, Paul Taylor’s Company B, Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain and Swan Lake, and the Divertissement Pas de Deux in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has created leading roles in ballets for such renowned choreographers as Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Requiem for a Rose, Jorma Elo’s Pulcinella, Trey McIntyre’s The Accidental, and Matthew Neenan’s Pampeana No. 2, Penumbra, Keep, and At the border. In May 2014, Ian was featured in Margo Sappington’s Under the Sun Pas de Deux during the PBS nationwide broadcast of Pennsylvania Ballet at 50. In May of 2019 Mr. Hussey retired from the Pennsylvania Ballet after a distinguished 15-year career.