Sara Parker is a Portland, OR dance artist. She holds an MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City (2015) where she was granted a Graduate Teaching Assistantship and was the recipient of the Dee Winterton Award (2015). Additionally, she holds a B.S. in Dance from the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR (2009).
Currently, Sara is a teaching artist at Portland Community College where she is serving as the Interim Dance Chair; and at BodyVox Dance Inc. where she teaches her open Intermediate/Advanced level Contemporary Dance Lab, as well as teaches and choreographs for the Junior Artist Generator (JAG) program.
As a dancer and performer, she has most recently performed in works with artists such as Tere Mathern (PDX), Netta Yerushalmy (NYC), Pamela Geber-Handman (SLC), and Sharee Lane (SLC).
Sara believes that dance is a radical act of liberating one’s body to more fully engage and connect with the deeper and more subtle layers existence. Her recent creative work has been influenced by the esoteric anatomy and philosophical belief systems of yoga, as well as myth and ritual.
Her choreographic work has appeared at The Headwaters Theatre (OR), Portland Community College (OR), Lane Community College (OR), Portland State University (OR), The Hult Center (OR), Lincoln Performance Hall (OR), Conduit Dance Inc. (OR), Northwest Dance Project Studio and Performance Center (OR), Mariott Center for Dance (UT), Mudson (UT), and the Ladies Literary Club (UT).
Sara believes that dance is a powerful catalyst for personal and communal revolution and her aim is to make a positive impact through choreography, performance, and teaching.