Sarah Kora Dayanova

1984, CH/BG


Sarah Kora was born in Geneva and begins her first ballet instruction at five years of age at the Conservatoire de Genève.
At national ballet competition of Nyon in 1997, Sarah Kora wins the first price in classical dance.
A scholarship of the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation in 1998 enables her professional ballet training at the ballet school of the Paris Opera in Nanterre.
At the Prix de Lausanne 2001 she belongs to the finalists and receives the Prix Bourse, Prix du Meilleur Suisse and the Prix des Téléspectateurs.
One of her teachers is the famous ballerina of the Paris Opera: Noella Pontois.

In 2005 Sarah Kora is raised into the rank of the "Coryphées" of the l' Opéra National de Paris: "Amongst the other young dancers to be promoted were the radiant Sarah Kora Dayanova, 20, to coryphée ... promises much in the future."
In 2007 Sarah Kora dances in Nurejev’s Don Quichotte the solo role of the Queen of the Dryades at the Paris Opera.
2008 Kora has been ranked as Sujet. She dances among others the solo part "Winter" in Nurejew's Cinderella.