In March 2017 Sara's choreography will be presented in Portland Community College's production of In The Heights, a collaboration between the Music, Theatre and Dance Programs at PCC.
In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi’s, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home. Tickets can be purchased here.
In February 2016, Sara performed with Tere Mathern Dance in Portland, OR in premiering her show, Edge Effects. In this interdisciplinary work, Mathern explored the "transformative spaces between one body, one system, one place and another; the boarders and edges where expectations unravel, conflict surfaces, and imagination simmers.". Choreography by Tere Mathern; Sound by Roland Ventura Toledo; Film by Sophia Wright Emigh; Performance by Lyra Butler-Denman, Canessa Vogel, Dar VeJon Jones, Lena Traenkenschuh, and Sara Parker.
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.