- IU Bloomington
Musical Arts Center, MC306
Sarah Wroth is associate professor of music in ballet and chair of the Ballet Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
She began her ballet training at the Frederick School of Classical Ballet in Frederick, Maryland. After graduating from high school, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Ballet Performance with an Outside Field in Education from the Jacobs School of Music in 2003 and became a member of the corps de ballet of Boston Ballet Company under the artistic direction of Mikko Nissinen.
Wroth began working part time for Boston Ballet School in 2004, further studying her craft through the teaching of other dancers. She began teaching for the Boston Ballet Adaptive Dance Program for Children with Downs Syndrome in 2005, and in 2009, she was awarded the E. Virginia Williams Inspiration Award for her unwavering dedication to ballet and the Boston Ballet Company.
In 2013, Wroth began her experience with ballet company management by working on a panel to create a Boston Ballet partnership with Northeastern University. The partnership offered undergraduate education opportunities along with a scholarship to any Boston Ballet dancer willing to weave a formal education into their complex ballet schedule. The partnership also allowed Wroth to earn a master’s degree in nonprofit management.
Wroth performed numerous roles in a variety of styles while dancing with Boston Ballet. She has performed principal roles in works by William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Marius Petipa, Jerome Robbins, Helen Pickett, and Mikko Nissinen, as well as soloist roles in ballets by Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, and August Bournonville. She has performed with Boston Ballet internationally in Spain, England, South Korea, and Finland, also performing with great acclaim at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and the Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City.