Sarah is a freelance choreographer and performing artist based in St. Petersburg/Tampa, FL with roots also in Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA. She is a Creative Pinellas 2022 Professional Artist Grant recipient. 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 later brought on as co-artistic director for three years. Greatly influenced by the Moving Poets’ multi-disciplinary works, artist collaboration is frequently at the core of her work.

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, Pittsburgh Ballet and Tulsa Ballet Theatre. She accepted the apprenticeship with the Tulsa Ballet and later went on to dance with the Omaha Theatre Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre (now Charlotte Ballet), Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, Alban Elved Dance Company and Echo Contemporary Dance Company. She has studied with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane summer intensive, American Dance Festival, Boston Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet in Budapest, Tidewater Ballet Association, and the The Governor's School for the Arts.

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.