Sarah was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and discovered a passion for dance at an early age with Ella Doran and Phil Cole. She trained professionally at Central School of Ballet, London, graduating in classical ballet in 2001. From there she worked in France at l’Opera-Theatre de Metz before moving to Saarbrücken Germany where she worked under the direction of Marguerite Donlon.
In 2004 she successfully auditioned for NDT 2. She moved up to the main company in 2007, and ended her performing career in 2019. Sarah continues exploring her dance, acting, teaching and coaching primarily in the Netherlands where she is based.
About the class:
Sarah teaches a functional ballet class that emphasizes physical expansiveness, musicality and awakening the body in preparation for the rehearsing day. Following the basic structure of a classical ballet class, dancers are invited to explore length and strength, spinal fluidity and expressive port de bras. Sarah has a wealth of experience teaching, guiding and coaching professional and pre-professional dancers through their morning ritual, and tailors combinations to those energies present in useful and thoughtful ways.