Originally from Stowe, VT, Sarah Lapinsky began her formal dance training in the high school program of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance with a BFA in dance performance as a composition concentration along with a minor in Arts Management. Additionally, she was selected to study at the London Contemporary Dance School for one semester where she performed in a new immersive work by members of the Punchdrunk company. While at Purchase, Sarah was chosen to perform works by Doug Varone, José Limón, Nejla Yasemin Yatkin, Sue Bernhard, Barak Marshall, and Dylan Crossman. Since moving to NYC, Sarah has joined Monica Hogan Danceworks and Six Degrees Dance as a company member while also performing in projects by Elisabeth Archer, Spare Change Dance Company, Stubborn MVMT, among others.
At Purchase, Sarah choreographed many works such as: Sentient Beings Are We, that was selected to be a part of the 2019 Austin Dance Festival; Not For You, shown at Small Plates Dance; Plastic Plates Don’t Break performed at the ASBC Showcase and the film adaptation shown at the DANCE SHORTS Film Festival and the 92Y Mobile Dance Film Festival, for which she was reviewed to be a “promise choreographer” by the NY Times. Also in her time at Purchase, Sarah worked with the Conservatory of Theatre Arts of Purchase College choreographing for their productions of The Antigone Project, The Bacchae of Euripides, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Post-Graduation Sarah has created a new duet that premiered at Fertile Ground at GreenSpace LIC. She continues to pursue her passion for storytelling and movement expression with her choreographic works. Currently, she is developing a new duet to be premiered at the end of January at Fertile Ground.