Yarborough, Sara (1950–)

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Yarborough, Sara (1950–)

American ballet and modern dancer. Name variations: Sara Yarborough Smith. Born 1950 in New York, NY; raised in Haiti; dau. of Lavinia Williams (ballet dancer).

Trained by mother in New York City and Haiti; studied at Harkness Ballet School and School of American Ballet; danced with Harkness Ballet (1967–71) and Alvin Ailey Dance Theater (1971–75, 1977), where she performed in almost all of Ailey's repertory works, including Hidden Rites, The Lark Ascending, and Revelations, and created roles for his La Mooche (1974); also danced with City Center Joffrey Ballet (1975–76).

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