Sarah Coolidge (she/her), is an interdisciplinary dance artist and educator currently based in Rochester, NY. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and BA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College, and is also a certified Pilates instructor with a specialization in dancers. She has spent her professional career in higher education creating work, teaching dance technique (modern, jazz, ballet) and conditioning courses, and working with student-athletes to improve their athletic performance as well as prevent and overcome injuries. Sarah’s research focuses on dancer wellness: examining the ways in which sleep, rest, and food practices affect the physical and mental capabilities of the dancer, as well as the direct impact those decisions have on the creative process.
Choreographer of dance and theatre since childhood, Sarah has had her work presented at numerous venues in the Northeast, including Nazareth College, St. Lawrence University, Edwards Opera House, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, and Goddard College. She has also been a guest artist at Nazareth College, South Jefferson Dance Company, and Ballet Academy of Northern New York. Her theatrical credits include choreographer for The Harley School’s production of Onegin, St. Lawrence University’s production of the opera Amahl and The Night Visitors, and local productions of Hello, Dolly! and Give My Regards To Broadway. Sarah has performed with BIODANCE, FuturPointe Dance, Grounded Ariel, Rochester Contemporary Dance Collective, Rochester Dance Project, Ajkun Ballet Theatre, and Rochester Lyric Opera, as well as performed works by various independent artists including Heather Roffe, Kathy Diehl, Ellen Sinopoli, and Mark O’Malley.