Sarah Young

Sarah leads organizational vision and programmatic direction, oversees development and marketing efforts, provides overall staff management, and engages in long-term and strategic planning for Earthdance alongside the Executive Director of Business and Finance, and the Board of Directors.

She is relieved that her life's journey has finally led her to Earthdance! She is enjoying a deep and long relationship to dance, and is constantly curious about the body's capacity for learning and creativity, its relationship to social constructs, and its symbiosis with the natural environment. How can we continually allow for dynamic, easeful responsiveness within clearly articulated structures? While living in New York City, Sarah had the pleasure to perform for choreographers such as Hilary Easton, Steven Koplowitz, Ann Robideaux and Alexx Shilling, Jill Sigman, and David Dorfman. She was a long-time member of the Treehouse Shakers, bringing modern dance and storytelling to young audiences, and assisted Dana Salisbury's Dark Dining Projects. Her own work has been shown at various small venues throughout NYC. She has enjoyed numerous dance festivals, and countless CI Jams. From 2008-10, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, collaborating to develop women's weaving associations in the High Atlas Mountains. With her husband, Brahim, she developed Ainabi Tours to share Morocco's rich culture with others.

Sarah is a Wisconsin native and studied dance and international arts at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she received a Ford Foundation Fellowship to study indigenous dance in Zimbabwe. Through these studies, Sarah founded Flying Art, an international exchange of art among youth which continues to connect kids through their art worldwide. She is currently a student of The Feldenkrais Practitioners' Training Program. 


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