Sarah received her training at l’École Supérieure de Ballet du Quebec where she studied with: Christine Clair, Daniel Seillier and Alexandra Wells. After graduating in 1996, she joined the Alberta Ballet for one year. She then came back to Montreal to dance with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. During her thirteen years with the company she danced in ballets choroegraphed by George Balanchine, Fernand Nault, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin Stjin Celis and Nacho Duato.
Sarah retired from Les Grands Ballets in May 2011 and went on to teach classical ballet to competitive figure skaters. In 2012 Sarah started her teacher training in the Essentrics Method and became a certified Essentrics Instructor. In March 2019 Sarah was certified to teach The Gaga movement language created by
Ohad Naharin from the Batsheva Dance company. Sarah is very happy to return to her passion of dance and to share this language with everyone.
About the class
Gaga/dancers deepens dancers’ awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate their energy and engage their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures. The classes are built on the same principles as Gaga/people classes but also employ the specific vocabulary and skills that are part and parcel of a dancer’s knowledge. The layering of familiar skills with Gaga tasks presents dancers with fresh challenges, and throughout the class, teachers prompt the dancers to visit more unfamiliar places and ways of moving as well, unlocking the endlessness of possibilities. Dancers are guided to connect their effort to pleasure and to discover the virtue of silliness.
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