Sarah is a choreographer, dancer and instructor. Her work has been set on various companies including Canton Ballet, Delaware Dance Company, Georgia Ballet (in collaboration with Dance Canvas), Open Door Studios and Moving Poets Charlotte. Sarah was the project tier recipient of the Choreography Connection Award through Regional Dance America’s Choreographer Intensive 2017. She has had the privilege of assisting in the staging of Martha Graham’s 1935 ballet, Panorama, under Kim Jones, former Martha Graham dancer. She was founder and director of Watershed Dance Theatre from 2016-2020, premiering works in Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA, including her six-time, international official dance film selection, The Dinner Table. She has taught ballet and contemporary dance for many schools over the past 20 years including Atlanta Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, Open Door Studios and Ponte Vedra Ballet and Dance Company.

The majority of Sarah’s dance career was with the contemporary and multi-disciplinary dance company, Moving Poets Theatre of Dance. She was a principal dancer with Moving Poets for eight years under the direction of Till Schmidt-Rimpler and was brought on as co-artistic director from 2013-2015. Greatly influenced by the Moving Poets’ multi-disciplinary works, artist collaboration is frequently at the core of her work. In addition to the Moving Poets, Sarah’s professional career includes North Carolina Dance Theatre (now Charlotte Ballet), Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Omaha Theatre Ballet, Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, Alban Elved Dance Company and Echo Contemporary Dance Company.

Sarah received her training from the North Carolina School of the Arts (now UNCSA) and studied under Balanchine prima ballerina, Melissa Hayden. Upon graduation she was offered apprenticeships with Ballet Arizona, Pittsburg Ballet and Tulsa Ballet. She has studied with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane summer intensive, American Dance Festival, Boston Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet in Budapest, Tidewater Ballet Association and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

Sarah also works as a freelance graphic designer and received her BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She enjoys combining her love for design, film and dance and continues to push the boundaries, connecting dance with community.