Contemporary Dance w/ Sara
Thursdays 4:00pm-5:15pm PT
(Ongoing classes, student may join at any session.)
Sara’s class focuses on bringing our lived experiences to the forefront of our movement. We will build trust and strength in our bodies and investigate what it means to be expansive in our tiny spaces. Their class incorporates moments of technique-based phrases, floorwork, and improvisation to discover new movement patterns and practice moving boldly and unapologetically. Sara welcomes all levels of dancers to join and move from their spirit with love.
Sara Erickson (They/Them/Their)
Sara Erickson, originally from Southern California, began their dance training at the Orange County School of the Arts in the Classical and Contemporary Department under the direction of Steven Hyde and Julie Friedrich. Sara later trained under the guidance of Jayne Persch, Theo Ivey, Ariana Gonzales, Stephanie Mehuys, and Tyson Garner while
performing with San Diego Unity Dance Ensemble under the direction of Tarua Hall. Since their move to New York to attend the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, graduating magna cum laude, Sara has performed in Mr. Ailey’s “Memoria” for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s 2017 season at New York City Center, the Table of Silence 9/11 Ritual in Lincoln Center directed by Jaclyn Buglisi, and in new works by choreographers such as Amy Hall Garner, Gregory Dolbashian, Nijawwon Matthews, and Stuart Singer. They have performed for Dionna Pridgeon at Dixon Place along with premiering Isaac Iskra’s work, “Tilted Glass”, commissioned by Mare Nostrum Elements. In addition, Sara has traveled with JUNTOS Dance Collective and has continued outreach closer to home throughout New York City. Currently, Sara is a company member of Inclined Dance Project under the direction of Kristen Klein and Smashworks Dance, directed by Ashley McQueen.