Sandra Brown


Sandra Brown joined American Ballet Theatre in 1987 under the directorship of Mikhail Baryshnikov, where she remained until 2003. During that time, she danced numerous classical, full-length principal roles and gained recognition for her leading contemporary roles. Most notably, she created and danced the world premiererole of Desdemona in Lar Lubovitch’s full-length Othello. During her tenure at ABT, she was chosen by Mikhail Baryshnikov to choreograph for the American Ballet Theatre Choreographic Workshop. Brown appears in ABT’s film productions of Romeo and Juliet, Le Corsaire, and the documentary Ballet. She was featured in the movie Center Stage and appears in the film The Company. She also achieved recognition by appearing on Broadway as Louise Bigelow in the Tony Award-winning 1994 revival of Carousel, directed by Nicholas Hytner and choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

 In 2003, Brown left ABT to pursue work as a freelance artist. During this time, she was asked to perform as a guest artist at the Vail International Festival. She also taught and choreographed for the ABT Summer Intensive. In 2006, she joined her husband, Gil Boggs, to work with Colorado Ballet. Since then, she has assisted staging the full-length productions of Giselle, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Coppélia, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Christopher Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In addition, she has staged Lar Lubovitch's Smile with My Heart, Dwight Rhoden's Ave Maria, Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room, Clark Tippet's Bruch Violin Concerto No.1, and Edwaard Liang's Feast of the Gods. Since 2006, as Ballet Master, she has choreographed many scenes in Colorado Ballet's productions as well as a multitude of ballets for the Bal de Ballet, an event hosted by the Denver Ballet Guild. In 2014, she gained critical acclaim for the ballet The Last Beat, which she created on the dancers of Colorado Ballet to the music of DeVotchKa.