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. In addition, she was selected to study abroad 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.
In addition to creating various works as part of the dance conservatory, she also choreographed for the Conservatory of Theatre Arts in their productions of The Antigone Project, The Bacchae of Euripides, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her film work, "Plastic Plates Don't Break" was featured in the 92Y Mobile Dance Film Festival for which she was reviewed to be a "promising choreographer" by the NY Times. Her other works have been shown at Fertile Ground at GreenSpace LIC, Small Plates Dance, the American Swiss Ballet Company Showcase, and Austin Dance Festival 2019. She continues to make work with characters, stories, and physicalities that confront issues and share experiences of the human condition.