Raised in Minnesota, Sara trained at many Twin Cities dance studios including Zenon Dance Company, Ballet Arts, Stage Door Dance for Performing Arts, The FIRM, Dance Spectrum, and the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts. She continued her dance education by becoming a member of the Augsburg College Dance Team, later becoming its captain for three years and then its coach for four years. She was a member of the Swarm Performance Team with the Professional Lacrosse League in MN.
Sara started the Ascending Star Dance Team in 2004 and was the director and dancer 3 years. Sara taught for Just for Kix summer camps and hosted workshops with the Augsburg College Dance Team. She was hired to dance professionally for various events.
After moving to Madison, Sara took courses with the UW Madison Dance Department. She danced with the Milwaukee Brewer’s Diamond Dancers for two seasons and was a member of the Madison area SweatShop Hip Hop Crew.
Sara founded the Madison Contemporary Dance Company (MCD) in 2010. In 2011 Sara started the monthly Madison Community Dance Newsletter to connect dancers with local opportunities.
Sara completed Lisa Howell’s Teacher Training Workshop in 2015.
Sara has guest taught dance and choreographed for many dance studios and dance teams including college and professional dance teams and professional dance companies. She currently teaches at A Step Above Dance in Monona, WI and judges dance competitions throughout Wisconsin. Sara also directs the Madtown Hip Hop Crew.
Sara lives in Monona with her husband and 2 young boys. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, painting and yoga.