Sarah Ricard Orza - Pacific Northwest Ballet

Sarah Ricard Orza

Sarah Ricard Orza2019-02-21T10:56:11+00:00
PNB Principal Dancer
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Leading Roles

George Balanchine
  • Agon
  • Apollo
  • Coppélia (Dawn, Prayer, Discord and War)
  • Diamonds
  • Emeralds
  • The Four Temperaments
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugar Plum Fairy, Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Marzipan, Dewdrop)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Divertissement pas de deux, Hermia)
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Symphony in C
Peter Boal
  • Giselle (Giselle, Bathilde, Zulme)
Val Caniparoli
  • The Seasons
Kyle Davis
  • A Dark and Lonely Space*
David Dawson
  • Empire Noir
  • A Million Kisses to my Skin
Ulysses Dove
  • Serious Pleasures
  • Vespers
William Forsythe
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
  • New Suite
Kiyon Gaines
  • Sum Stravinsky
Paul Gibson
  • The Piano Dance
Ronald Hynd
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora in “Aurora’s Wedding,” Lilac Fairy, Countess, White Cat)
Jiri Kylian
  • Forgotten Land
  • Petite Mort
  • Sechs Tänze (Six Dances)
Jessica Lang
  • Her Door to the Sky
Jean-Christophe Maillot
  • Cendrillon (Sister)
  • Roméo et Juliette (Rosaline)
Benjamin Millepied
  • 3 Movements*
  • Appassionata
Mark Morris
  • Pacific
Justin Peck
  • Debonair
  • Year of the Rabbit
Crystal Pite
  • Emergence
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Don Quixote (Mercedes, Piccilia, Queen of the Dryads)
  • Pictures at an Exhibition
Jerome Robbins
  • The Concert
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Fancy Free
  • In the Night
  • Opus 19/The Dreamer
  • West Side Story Suite
Kent Stowell
  • Carmina Burana
  • Cinderella (Godmother, Columbine)
  • Nutcracker (Clara, Flora, Peacock)
  • Swan Lake (Odette/Odile, Queen Mother, Pas de trois, Persian Dance)
Susan Stroman
  • TAKE FIVE…More or Less
Price Suddarth
  • Signature*
Twyla Tharp
  • Nine Sinatra Songs
  • Opus 111
  • Waiting at the Station
Ezra Thomson
  • The Perpetual State*
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Carousel (A Dance)
  • Polyphonia
  • Tide Harmonic
  • Variations Sérieuses (Young Girl)

* Originated role

Sarah Ricard Orza is from Amherst, Massachusetts. She trained at Amherst Ballet School and on full scholarship at the School of American Ballet. In 1999, she joined New York City Ballet as an apprentice. She became a member of the corps de ballet in 2000 and danced with the company until 2006. In 2007, Ms. Orza joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet. She was promoted to soloist in 2010 and principal in 2017.

In addition to her PNB repertory, Ms. Orza danced leading roles at New York City Ballet in George Balanchine’s Coppélia, Peter Martins’ The Sleeping Beauty, and Jerome Robbins’ Fanfare and Interplay. She also was featured in Balanchine’s George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, Theme and Variations, and Symphony in Three Movements; Martins’ Ash, Fearful Symmetries, Hallelujah Junction, and Swan Lake; Robbins’ NY Export: Opus Jazz and West Side Story Suite; and Richard Tanner’s Ancient Airs and Dances. She originated roles in Eliot Feld’s Organon, Miriam Mahdaviani’s In the Mi(d)st, Martins’ Bach Concerto V, Tanner’s Soirée, Helgi Tomasson’s Prism, and Wheeldon’s Shambards.

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