The Coaching Team
Certifications & Affiliations
Award-winning choreographer and performer, Sarah has teaching experience in disciplines including tap, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, jazz and more. Her classes include a warm-up focusing on proper alignment, strength/technique training and combinations where students apply new skills. Sarah wants her students to not only fall in love with dance but also to find a passion for it, as she did herself.
Earning a diploma in dance after training for two years at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, Sarah moved to Vancouver to continue her dance training and to study Marketing and Communications at BCIT. After several years in Vancouver, Sarah moved home to Vancouver Island to teach dance full-time and choreograph routines for competitive students. In 2022, Sarah was the Dance Adjudicator for the Powell River Festival of Performing Arts, and in 2023 Sarah completed her iTap Teacher Certification.
Sarah’s choreography has performed at NIFPA, Synergy Dance, Tremaine Dance, West Coast Dance Explosion, Summit Dance Challenge, Peak Dance, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has trained intensively with teachers, including Michelle Dorrance, Aaron Tolson, Sheila Barker, Dormeshia Sumbrey-Edwards, Lisa La Touche, Jason Janas, Shawna Sloan, Buddy Mynatt, Nick Reihl, Tracie Stanfield, Al Blackstone and Nick Kenkel. Sarah continues to train in the dance industry by frequently travelling and attending dance intensives. She believes in continuing her dance education in order to share the most up-to-
date techniques and disciplines with her students.