In early 2019 Sara presented part of her thesis research- “Moving Prana: Dance, Yoga, Life, and Artistry”. Dance engages, questions, makes sense of, and expands our understanding of how one energetically and artistically confronts the meaning of existence. In this presentation, she described how yogic philosophy, ritual and metaphor influence her artistic (teaching, choreography and performance) endeavors, surrendering to the unknown of making art in a form that utilizes the body as the medium for creation. She additionally addressed how her interests as a dance artist have impacted her teaching practice, and how her creative research comes alive in the classroom environment.
In November 2014, Sara collaborated alongside friend, mentor and peer Molly Heller (www.mollyheller.com) in producing their graduate thesis concert 'If a Snake Should Bite'. Working with dancers from the University of Utah, Sara further explored and defined her thesis research inspired by the different systems of yoga, the work of C.G Jung, imagery, metaphor, storytelling, and ritual.