Taylor Sambola (USA)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Joined Orlando Ballet in July 2016
Taylor Sambola began her ballet training in New Orleans, Louisiana. She later studied at The School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre New York, and Houston Ballet. She also privately trained with Nancy Bielski & Leslie Browne. At the age of 16, Taylor joined Miami City Ballet as a Trainee in 2011, later continuing her training in New York City with Ellison Ballet. In 2013, She went on to train with The Rock School, where she competed in YAGP. Her contemporary Pas de Deux “Passagio,” by Justin Allen placed 1st in the Philadelphia regionals and she was selected to compete in the New York Finals. The following year she placed in the Top 12 for her classical and contemporary solos, coached by Natasha Zieger and Ashley Canterna-Hardy, once again selected for NYC Finals. Sambola made her TV debut with the Rock School Dance Project on “Americas Got Talent,” passing through to Las Vegas. Taylor is a certified Power Pilates instructor as well as a Model for BLOCH Dance and Discount Dance. From 2014 to 2016, she was a member of the Orlando Ballet Second Company, before being promoted to Company Apprentice. This will be Taylor’s 3rd season with the Company. She is looking forward to another amazing year with Orlando Ballet.
Photography by Michael Cairns 2018