Sarah Todd Emery
Sarah Emery is originally from Chesapeake, VA. She is a choreographer, instructor and dancer, new to the Atlanta area. She was a principal dancer with the contemporary and multi-disciplinary dance company, Moving Poets Theatre of Dance in Charlotte, NC for ten years under the direction of Till Schmidt-Rimpler. She was later brought on as artistic director from 2013-2015. In addition to the Moving Poets, her professional dance career includes North Carolina Dance Theatre (now Charlotte Ballet), Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Omaha Theatre Ballet, Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, Echo Contemporary Dance Company and Alban Elved Dance Company.
Sarah currently teaches ballet for the Atlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance Education and is a guest teacher at the Ponte Vedra Ballet and Dance Company. Her past teaching experience also includes Open Door Studios, Charlotte School of Ballet and North Carolina Dance Theatre (now Charlotte Ballet), among others.
Sarah’s choreography has premiered with various dance companies and schools in the Carolinas as well as in Florida and Texas. Most recently she was chosen as a project tier choreographer for Regional Dance America’s 2017 National choreography Intensive. Sarah has had the privilege of assisting in the staging of Martha Graham’s 1935 ballet, Panorama, under Kim Jones, former Martha Graham dancer.
Sarah received her training from the North Carolina School of the Arts (now UNCSA) and studied under Balanchine prima ballerina, Melissa Hayden. She has studied with Boston Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet in Budapest, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane summer intensive, American Dance Festival, Tidewater Ballet Association and the Governor’s School for the Arts.
Sarah is also a graphic designer and received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design.