VDA Artist Profile #112
Originally from Stowe, VT, Sarah Lapinsky began her formal dance training in the high school program of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She then graduated Summa Cum Laude from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance with a BFA in performance, a composition concentration, and a minor in Arts Management. Additionally, she was selected to study abroad at the London Contemporary Dance School for one semester where she performed in a new immersive work by members of the Punchdrunk company. While at Purchase, Sarah performed works by Doug Varone, José Limón, Nejla Yasemin Yatkin, Sue Bernhard, Barak Marshall, and Dylan Crossman. Since graduating she performed with Monica Hogan Dance Works, Stubborn MVMT, and Six Degrees while freelancing with other artists in NYC and abroad.
At SUNY Purchase, Sarah choreographed many works such as: Sentient Beings Are We, that was selected to be a part of the 2019 Austin Dance Festival; Not For You, shown at Small Plates Dance; Plastic Plates Don’t Break performed at the ASBC Showcase and the film adaptation shown at the DANCE SHORTS Film Festival and the 92Y Mobile Dance Film Festival, for which she was reviewed to be a “promise choreographer” by the NY Times. Also in her time at Purchase, Sarah worked with the Conservatory of Theatre Arts of Purchase College choreographing for their productions of The Antigone Project, The Bacchae of Euripides, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As of September 2020, Sarah is pursuing an MFA in Choreography at the University of Roehampton in London, England, but is currently working remotely from VT due to the pandemic.
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