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Born and raised in the greater Vancouver Area, Sarah Formosa began her training at Spiral Dance Company and continued her training in San Francisco at the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training where she graduated in 2016.
As an independent artist, Sarah has had the opportunity to work with David Harvey, Ralph Escamillian, Heather Dotto, Heather Laura-Gray, Jennifer Mcleish-Lewis, Alameda Civic Ballet Company, The Vancouver Opera (Joshua Beamish), Company Joe Ink (Joe Laughlin) and the response. Dance Company (Amber Funk-Barton). She is honoured to currently be working with the following Vancouver based companies TWObigsteps Collective, Vision Impure (Noam Gagnon), WAREhaus Dance Collective (Meghan Hunter), Raven Spirit Dance Company (Starr Muranko), Wen Wei Dance (Wen Wei Wang) and Action at a Distance (Vanessa Goodman). In the summer of 2019, Sarah took part in Springboard Danse Montreal (Alexandra Wells) where she had the opportunity to perform an excerpt of Crystal Pite’s ‘Betroffenheit’ staged by Eric Beauchesne.
In January of 2018, Sarah had her first choreographic residency with Dances for a Small Stage and her work has since been presented by Small Stage and Dancing on the Edge Vancouver.
As a teacher Sarah has had the privilege of teaching as a guest artist at the North Shore Academy of Dance, Vanleena Dance School, Shape Shifter Studio, Immigrant Lessons Dance Collective, Richmond Academy of Dance and many others. She currently is on faculty with Elite Dance Academy (Port Alberni, BC), Spiral Dance Co (White Rock, BC), and Harbour Dance Centre (Vancouver, BC).
Sarah currently is a performer with The Smoke Show directed by Jen Oleksiuk and some of her TV and Film Credits include Disney, Netflix, Nickelodeon, LifeTime and Freeform.
New intro ballet class every Thursday at 9:30-11am at Harbour Dance! This class happens libve in studio as well as online! Class will be split into a barre and centre. This class is set up for people who are in the beginning stages of learning ballet technique!
New advanced contemporary class every Monday from 11:30-1pm at Harbour Dance! This class is only available in studio, there is no online option. Expect a warm up including improvisation, footwork and stretching ending class with choreography and phrase work!
Sarah is currently in process for a new full length work that she is making in collaboration with Ted Littlemore, Brenna Metzmiere, Isak Enquist and Eowynn Enquist. This new Vancouver-based collective just got back from a two week residency with Dance Victoria where they showed a thirty-five minute excerpt of their new work-in-progress!
Stay tuned for more performance and showing opportunities and follow us on social media @socialritualdance!
Artists R->L: Ted Littlemore, Brenna Metzmiere, Isak Enquist, Sarah Formosa, Eowynn Enquist