A Texas native, Sarah Pautz Pescasio began her training at 3 years old and continued at the Houston Ballet Academy on full scholarship before graduating with distinction in 2005 from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She has danced professionally with Houston Ballet II, Tulsa Ballet, Bejart Ballet Lausanne, Ballet de l’Opera National de Bordeaux and as a principal with Ballet San Antonio. Her repertoire includes Giselle, Cinderella, Firebird, Don Quixote, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire, Swan Lake, Carnival of the Animals, Le Spectre de la Rose, Les Noces, Le Sacre du Printemps, La Esmeralda, Romeo and Juliet, Dracula, Flower Festival in Genzano, Joffrey’s Pas des Déesses, Sleeping Beauty, Onegin, Peter Pan, Billy the Kid and Balanchine’s’ Valse Fantasie, Serenade, Concerto Barocco and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. New to the Raleigh area, Sarah enjoys spending time with her longtime ballet partner and new husband, Jayson Pescasio. She also relishes teaching ballet and coaching the next generation of young dancers.