Sara is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Charlottesville Ballet, Charlottesville’s leading professional dance company and academy. In 2001 Sara completed her academic education at the Professional Children’s School in New York City and subsequently began to dance professionally with New York Theatre Ballet. She later moved to Richmond, Virginia to join the Richmond Ballet trainee program and the contemporary Starr Foster Dance Project. Sara retired from the stage in 2012 in order to devote her energies full-time to the growth of Charlottesville Ballet. Sara is passionate about health and wellness in life and in dance; she is a NASM-certified personal trainer and an American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher in Primary through Level 7 of the ABT National Training Curriculum. Sara is a 2013 graduate of the CIC workshop and a strong advocate for the program.