Ballet & Modern Instructor
Sarah has worked as a teacher, choreographer, performer, and adjudicator since 1996.
As a dancer, Sarah has performed works by John Ottmann, Edmond Kilpatrick, Sarah Brewer, and Alison Denham among others. Her choreography has been featured throughout Vancouver in The Kiss Project, Dancing On The Edge, ROMP! Festival of Independent Dance, 12 Minutes Max, The Chutzpah! Festival, and at the Blinding Light Cinema.
Sarah has also worked as a dancer in the Major Motion Picture "Little Women".
As a teacher, Sarah has spent many years on faculty teaching Ballet and Modern at Arts Umbrella's Professional Training Program(Vancouver), Victoria's Ballet School, The Parksville Ballet School, and as the Assistant Artistic Director for Dancestreams, a touring pre-professional Youth Dance Company. For 8 years in this position, Sarah worked as a Rehearsal Director for such outstanding choreographers as Crystal Pite, Bengt Jorgen, Hannah Stilwell, Joe Laughlin, Wen Wei Wang, Ruth Cansfield, and Louis-Martin Charest among others.
Sarah has also enjoyed teaching Master Classes in Germany, Belgium, Moncton and at the Los Angeles High School for the Performing Arts. She has many former students that have taken top honours at the B.C Festival of Performing Arts (Provincials) winning both Stage, Ballet, and Modern categories.
Many of her former students have gone on to Professional Careers in Dance, including Ballet B.C, Ballet Kelowna, Ballet Victoria, and Carnival Cruise Lines as well as the Royal Winnipeg Teacher Training Program and the National Ballet Teacher Training Program.
Sarah regularly adjudicates for festivals and competitions, and is a certified Acro Adjudicator through the Acro Dance Teachers Association.