Miss Sarah has been dancing since the age of three, beginning in The Master’s Study for 3 years, and finishing her high school career with The Children’s Ballet. During these years, she studied ballet, pointe, modern, and character dance under Donna Martelli, Deni Jacks, Heidi Eads-Jones, Robyn Wenrich, Melanie Schreiber, and Mandy Mulligan.
After a year of assistant teaching under Emily Miser with The Children’s Ballet, she has taken classes with the Online Professional Development Institute to earn her Certification in Dance Education and holds a membership with the National Dance Education Organization.
Here is a little Q&A so we can learn a little more about Miss Sarah!
Q: What is your dance background?
I have been dancing for 14 years and assisting for one year. I started dancing with Miss Donna in The Master’s Study homeschool group for three years. Then, I danced at The Children’s Ballet for 11 years.
Q: What is your favorite thing about dancing?
My favorite thing about dancing is the rush – that feeling you get when you finally conquer a difficult combination, or when you walk off stage after a performance you have been working on for months.
Q: Pointe shoe brand?
I wear Russian Pointe Rubin.
Q: What is your favorite ballet step?
I love pirouettes. I may not be great at turning, but I still love it.
Q: What is your dream ballet role?
My dream role would probably be the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker. It has always been my favorite ballet.
Q: What is something that you think is important in becoming a better dancer?
To become a better dancer, I believe confidence, determination, and dedication are keys components.