Sarah Hopewell Berry
Ballet, Joy of Dance
Sarah Berry was born and raised in Dallas and began ballet at the age of 3 at the Dallas Ballet Center, under previous owner Mary Wilcox. At the age of seven, she realized her passion for classical ballet and performance, and she began dancing under the direction of Vivi and Flemming Flindt, with Dallas Ballet. Her teachers included Vivi Flindt, Elaine Comsudi Tate, Jenny Johnston, Madame Nathalie Krassovska, Jennifer Holmes and Victoria Lee Ramsay. As the company transitioned, she continued to dance with Ballet Dallas under the direction of Thom Clower. Throughout her career, Sarah danced roles in ballets such as Nutcracker, Giselle, Coppelia, Les Sylphide, La Sylphide, Le Conservatoire, The Toreador, Sleeping Beauty, Firebird, Swan Lake, Tarantella and others. She also had special roles choreographed for her, including Four Cygnets, the Aurora Variation from Sleeping Beauty, an original work named Zaar by Kent Whites and Bolero, to name a few. She attended Arts Magnet, (now Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts), under the direction of Rosanne Cox and spent summers dancing with the Boston Ballet School in their summer intensives.
Sarah has an undergraduate degree from The University of North Texas in Child Development and a Master’s degree in Education with a specialization in Special Education. Sarah has been teaching school for 19 years and is currently a kindergarten teacher. Sarah is honored to continue sharing her love and passion for classical ballet and for children by being a part of the Dallas Ballet Center family.