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Ms. Sanford received her ballet training from Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre as a student of the Young Dancers Program and YouthWorks, JMBT's pre-professional performance group. She also received training from the Boston Ballet School. As a student, she performed the role of "Clara" in JMBT's The Nutcracker, as well as the Company role of "Snowflake." In 2008, Ms. Sanford joined JMBT's professional company as an Apprentice and was promoted to Company Member the following year. She has performed in numerous works of original choreography by Jose Mateo, including featured roles in Mr. Mateo's Back to Bach, Circles, Covens, Danzones Balleticos, and Mozart Provoked, as well as the principal roles of "Dew Drop Fairy" and "Snow Queen" in The Nutcracker. She is also a member of the teaching faculty at JMBT. In 2014, Ms. Sanford graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in English, Extension Studies. While performing with JMBT, she is also currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts degree in English at Harvard University."