Sarah Thompson began dancing at the age of four at The Toowoomba School of Ballet, under the guidance of Dale Coles. She was a member of The Australian Ballet School's Interstate Junior Programme from 2001, before being offered a full-time position at the School in 2004. In 2006 Sarah travelled under scholarship to The School of American Ballet in New York and the National Ballet School in Canada as part of The Australian Ballet School’s annual exchange programme. Sarah performed on The Dancers Company's tour of 2006 and 2007, travelling around regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, before joining The Australian Ballet in 2008.
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"My favourite time of year is summer and I am happiest near the water and in the sun. I enjoy drawing and am interested in photography, which I would like to explore more in the future."