Meet the Artist: Sara Tourek

September 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

SaraTourek headshot

Meet Sara Tourek, a dancer based out of Greensboro, NC. This year, she’ll be presenting as we were on the North Carolina Dance Festival Tour.

Sara Ruth Tourek has worked as a professional dancer, choreographer, and educator throughout the United States, including in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Texas, West Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina. She currently works as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Elon University, where for the past six years she has choreographed numerous works for the dance department. Sara has also choreographed several shows at Greensboro’s Triad Stage and has been invited to present work as the featured local artist on the North Carolina Dance Festival Tour as well as the Greensboro Fringe Festival.  She was the featured guest choreographer and teacher at Texas Tech. Before residing in North Carolina, Sara lived and worked in New York City.

as we were photo by Chris Walt

From “as we were”; Chris Walt Photography

Sara has a wide range of teaching experience including classical ballet, pointe, contemporary dance, choreography, and partnering. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance/Choreography from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Technique from Ohio University. Sara has also served as the Lead Dance Instructor at Governor’s School West for the last five years and is the active Secretary of the North Carolina Dance Alliance board.

From "as we were"; Chris Walt Photography

From “as we were”; Chris Walt Photography

as we were is a contemporary duet that utilizes a wooden park bench to create a solitary and dramatic focal point. The piece aims to unveils the complexity of relationships and explore a dynamic range of movement and emotion as it unfolds.  The physical artistry of the dancers brings this gritty duet to life.

Don’t forget to take a look at Sara’s YouTube page to see some of her previous works.

Want to see the show? Check our schedule to see when the NCDF will be in your neighborhood!

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