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Sarah Lass

Sarah LassVisiting Assistant Professor of Dance

BA Kenyon College
MFA Smith College

Sarah is a dancer, choreographer, writer, and educator, whose work centers around dance improvisation, perception, and design. Her most recent creative collaborators include Bebe Miller, Angie Hauser, Chris Aiken, Xan Burley, Alex Springer, and Barbie Diewald. As a performer, she has also appeared in works by Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Donnell Oakley, Dante Brown, Shannon Gillen, and in the repertory of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Her choreography has been presented by the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, Marlboro College, Keene State College, Smith College, Triskelion Arts, 10forward, Movement Research, and other venues. Sarah has presented her written scholarship at the Dance Studies Association Conference (Debut Panel 2017 and upcoming 2021) and the Smith College Collaborations Conference (2017). Her creative nonfiction, which melds dance studies, cultural studies, and memoir, has been published by The Briar Cliff Review (2021) and The Good Life Review (2021), and she recently won The Good Life Review’s Honeybee Prize for Nonfiction. She has taught a wide range of courses including modern/contemporary technique, dance composition, and dance history/theory at colleges and universities across the Northeast including Keene State College, Smith College, Hampshire College, Marlboro College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Sarah received her MFA in Dance from Smith College in 2018 and her BA in Russian Area Studies from Kenyon College in 2013.