2011 as Soloist
Sokvannara (Sy) Sar was born in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where he studied traditional Khmer dance from the age of 10 at the Wat Bo School. At the age of 16, he was invited to come to New York to study at the School of American Ballet. Late to begin ballet training, Mr. Sar was coached by the renowned teacher Olga Kostritzky. He joined Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) and while still an apprentice competed as a semifinalist in the International Ballet Competition, Varna. Mr. Sar was also a guest artist at the opening of the new United States Embassy complex in Phnom Penh, a free-lance artist with Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center and with Damian Woetzel in the Vail International Dance Festivals.