Sabrina Delafield

University of Roehampton Postgraduate Award - Dance

Originally from Arizona, Sabrina grew up studying ballet and was awarded a Coca-Cola Scholarship to train with American Ballet Theatre and at the Kennedy Center. After graduating from high school, Sabrina embarked on a decade-long career as a ballerina with the Norwegian National Ballet, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Ballet de L’Opera de Bordeaux, and Deutsche Ballett am Rhein. Dance took Sabrina around the world and exposed her to how international artistic exchange could help foster connection between people. Sabrina's curiosity to explore academically what she had experienced motivated her to study Political Science/IR at Columbia University, graduating in 2021 Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa. Outside of academics Sabrina led the Columbia Ballet Collaborative, worked in the office of Undergraduate Global Education, and consulted for The University of Roehampton’s MA in Dance, Politics, and Sociology will offer Sabrina the ideal program to build on her dance and academic background to research how dance companies are using digital platforms as a new incarnation of global cultural diplomacy. In the UK, Sabrina plans to broaden the platform to include the London dance community and is excited to see the return of live performance to British stages.