Sarah Kundi

Vocational and Pre-professional Programme ballet teacher

Sarah was born in London, UK, into Indian heritage, where she undertook her professional training at Central School of Ballet. Upon graduation, Sarah pursued her first job at Northern Ballet, then went on to dance with Ballet Black, where she was nominated for a Critic’s Circle National Dance Award for Outstanding Female Performance in the Classical sector in 2010 for Will Tuckett’s Depouillement. Sarah finished her performing career as a First Artist with English National Ballet in the Summer of 2023, where she was awarded the Corps de Ballet Award on behalf of English National Ballet in 2017.

Her repertory with English National Ballet included Myrtha in Akram Khan’s Giselle, Doctor in Akram Khan’s Creature, Stepmother Hortensia in Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, The Queen in Jerome Robbins The Cage, Pina Bausch’s Le Sacre du printemps, Mats Ek’s Rite of Spring, Kenneth Macmillan’s Song of the Earth, William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Approximate Sonata and Playlist (EP), Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty and Madge in La Sylphide. She has also performed multiple roles in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Le Corsaire, Coppélia, Raymonda, Romeo & Juliet, La Sylphide, Manon and Etudes.

While with English National Ballet, Sarah was an Advisor and Facilitator of English National Ballet’s Pipeline Project, Ballet Futures, an artistic training programme for children from underrepresented backgrounds. Sarah also coached young upcoming dancers in the company for the annual Emerging Dancer Competition over the last three years. 

She has been invited to teach at various summer schools, including The Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School, Central School of Ballet and Yorkshire Ballet Seminars. In 2022, Sarah completed her Diploma of Dance Teaching with The Royal Ballet School and joined The Royal Ballet School in September 2023 as a ballet teacher.

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