Sarah’s early dance training began at the Asheville Center of Performing Arts in Ashville N.C. Afterwards, she attended North Carolina School of the Arts in the High School Program. Sarah has an extensive performance history with a myriad of choreographers. She performed George Balanchine’s Serenade for the Tribute to Melissa Hayden and at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Swan Lake with Ballet Adriatico in Ascoli Piceno, Italy in 2005 and in the Kennedy Center Honors celebrating the career of former New York City Principal Dancer and Charlotte Ballet Master Instructor Patricia McBride in 2014.
Sarah has performed in seven world premieres by choreographer Dwight Rhoden, as well as world premieres by Helen Pickett, Myles Thatcher, Philippe Portugal, Bryan Arias, and many more. She has also performed in master works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Jiří Bubeníček, Twyla Tharp, Alonso King, William Forsythe, David Dawson, Johan Inger, Medhi Walerski, Ohad Naharin, and Jiří Kylián.
Some of her favorite roles include, Choleric in Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, David Dawson’s Opus 11, the Grey Girl in Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land, and Lena in Christian Spuck’s Leonce and Lena.