Celebrating 10 Years of Pointe Magazine

Sara Webb
Published in the April/May 2009 issue.

Photographed by Drew Donovan

Sara Webb in costume for Julia Adam’s The Accidental

With calm elegance, feminine strength and rock-solid technique, Houston Ballet principal Sara Webb galvanizes audiences’ attention. She was only a corps member when Pointe featured her in its very first issue—in spring 2000. “I was so excited that there was going to be a new ballet magazine,” remembers Webb. “I wanted to read it, but I was also very honored to be selected to be in it, especially the first issue. It felt like a huge deal.”


Having grown up in her ballet dancer sister’s shadow, Webb never expected to make it to principal. She credits her success to hard work, unwavering focus and the ability to make each role her own. Much has changed in the past decade for Webb, now the mother of a one-year-old son, Joshua. “The minute that curtain goes down, I am back in mom mode, but while I am dancing, I am giving it my all,” she says. “I never want to cheat technique; I have to give ballet what it needs. I like to think that I am doing the best I can at this moment in my life.” —Nancy Wozny