Sara Leland (Sally Harrington)

Sara Leland (Sally Harrington)

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Sara Leland

Virginia used to bring very exalted people up to Boston to teach us wonderful ballets, and we did learn marvelous ballets. Sara Leland was a Principal at New York City Ballet. Virginia had trained Sara Leland, who was Mrs Ruth Harrington's daughter. Mrs. H was the administrator of the BB, she was the equivalent of Mrs. D'Addario at the Joffrey in New York City... Sara Leland was at NYCB for decades. She was Sally Harrington, but her professional name was Sara Leland. Her Father was Leland Harrington, a hockey player on the Boston Bruins and a big hero in Boston.

Sally Harrington would teach us when she was in Boston. Sally set a lot of the latest Balanchine ballets on us and taught us. She was a Soloist and was promoted to Principal. Sara Leland was 18 or 20 when I arrived and she soon went off to NYCB.