Born in Winter Park, Florida, Sasha De Sola trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. on full merit scholarship where she studied under the guidance of Ludmila Morkovina and Anatoli Kucheruk. In 2004 Ms. De Sola received a scholarship for studies at the Paris Opera Ballet School.
At the age of 17, Ms. De Sola joined San Francisco Ballet where she quickly rose through the ranks and was promoted to the rank of soloist in 2012.
Ms. De Sola has danced many principal roles with San Francisco Ballet including George Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, Tarantella, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Agon, and Symphony in Three Movements; Alexei Ratmansky’s Chamber Symphony and From Foreign Lands; Serge Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; Jerome Robbins’s In the Night; Helgi Tomasson’s Trio; Christopher Wheeldon’s Number Nine; William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, and Wayne McGregor’s Borderlands.
She has originated featured roles in Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella; Helgi Tomasson’s Trio; Val Caniparoli’s Tears; Liam Scarlett’s Hummingbird and Yuri Possokhov’s Rite of Spring. Her repertory also includes Queen of the Driads in Helgi Tomasson’s Don Quixote; Princess in Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird, the Grand Pas de Deux in Tomasson’s The Nutcracker; featured roles in Rudolf Nureyev’s Raymonda Act III; Helgi Tomasson’s Giselle; Natalia Makarova’s La Bayadere, Val Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House, Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Edwaard Liang’s Symphonic Dances, and William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite.
Ms. De Sola has appeared as a guest artist in several galas around the world and was also awarded the Bronze Medal at the Youth America Grand Prix (2004) the Best Junior Couple prize at USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi (2006); the Silver Medal at World Ballet Competition (2008); and the Bronze Medal at Varna International Ballet Competition (2006).
Sasha became a Ballet Zaida Affinity in the spring of 2014.