Competitive, Technique, and Recreational
A native of Virginia, Sarah graduated from James Madison University (JMU) in 2018, where she earned a B.A. as a double major in Dance and Mathematics. There, she was a member of the Virginia Repertory Dance Company, which created performance and teaching opportunities nationally and internationally. She has had the pleasure of performing works by Doug Varone, Christopher K. Morgan & Artists, Rubén Graciani, Netta Yerushalmy, and more. She has taught master classes in modern, jazz, and compositional techniques in Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Minnesota, and Winchester, England. She has also had the privilege of serving as the Co-Director for JMU's Associate Dance Ensemble, where she taught, mentored, and choreographed on an ensemble of freshmen dance majors.
Sarah recently moved to the Twin Cities to pursue a career as a dance artist and educator. Currently, she is a member of Mathew Janczewski's ARENA DANCES, a contemporary dance company based in Minneapolis. She joined ARENA as a teaching artist for DanceON, a dance residency initiative for high school dance programs, which offers a more continuous, immersive approach to providing accessible dance education. Additionally, she teaches Pilates, barre, and dance cardio at The Resistance Movement.
Sarah began teaching to share her passion for dance with younger generations of dancers. She works to create spaces for personal growth and creative/ physical risk-taking, with the hopes that young dancers are able to fully and safely express themselves through movement.
This is Sarah's first season with VELOCITY Dance and Theater, and she is thrilled to be working with such dedicated, kind, funny, and talented young dancers.