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Sarah Jacobs holds an M.F.A. in dance from UCLA and bachelor’s degree from Carleton College. She is also trained as a somatic movement educator with the School for Body-Mind Centering®. Jacobs has served as a lecturer at SUNY-Brockport and Scripps College, and spent eight years as a teacher trainer and over a decade teaching in K-12 schools and community arts programs.

She has made artistic homes in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and most recently Rochester, N.Y. As a performer, Jacobs works across contemporary dance, physical theater, and embodied installation. Her own (often humorous) choreography is coming soon to a theater near you.  Jacobs served as administrative coordinator for Street Dance Activism's 2020 28-Day Global Dance Meditation for Black Liberation. 

Recent Courses Taught

Intermediate Contemporary Dance

Select Performances

  • PUSH Physical Theater with Penny Sterling. Someone No One Can See, 2022
    Dancer. Blackfriars Theatre, Rochester N.Y.
  • Natalia Lisina, Choreographer. If These Walls Could Speak, 2022
    Dancer. St. Joseph's Park, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Choreographer. Remnants, 2021
    Dancer. Ellison Park, Rochester Fringe Festival, N.Y.
  • Yu Dance Theater/ Cheng-Chieh Yu, Choreographer. ln Servient, 2020
    Dancer. Sowden House, Home LA, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • David Rousseve, Choreographer. new work in development, 2019
    Dancer. Work-in-progress showing, UCLA
  • Yu Dance Theater/ Cheng-Chieh Yu, Choreographer. More Than One, 2019
    Dancer. Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Pearl Marill, Choreographer. You Self Help Me, 2019
    Dancer. Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater, UCLA
  • Yu Dance Theater/ Cheng-Chieh Yu, Choreographer. Passages, 2019
    Dancer. Sowden House, HomeLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Flora Wiegmann & Nina Waisman, Choreographers. Intelligence Moves, 2018
    Dancer. Music Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Todd McQuade, Choreographer. Supplement Facts, 2018
    Dancer. New Wright Gallery, UCLA
  • DaEun Jung, Choreographer, 2018
    Actress. Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater, UCLA
  • Vic Marks, Choreographer. responDances, 2017
    Dancer. Electric Lodge, Venice, CA 

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Carleton College

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