Sarah Schafer
Sarah Schafer
Adjunct Faculty
Chicago College of Performing Arts
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Sarah Schafer, born and raised in Omaha, NE, began her professional career as a dancer with Ballet Omaha at the age of 17. After moving to Chicago in 1996, she continued her career dancing in Ruth Page’s “Nutcracker”, and with companies such as Paul Abrahamson’s Moose Project, Luna Negra Dance Theater, The Civic Ballet of Chicago, and Alma Dance Company. Sarah has also danced for the Dallas Opera, Omaha Theater Ballet, most recently with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In 2003 she choreographed “Momentum is a Vector” for the Omaha Theater Ballet. Having taught ballet for many years, Sarah also became a certified Pilates instructor in 2004. Sarah is currently an adjunct with Roosevelt University, teaching all levels of ballet. Additionally, she teaches various levels of ballet, pointe, variations, and conditioning at The Joffrey Academy, The Ruth Page Foundation, and Chicago Ballet Arts, as well as teaching company class for South Chicago Dance Theatre. And since 2002, Sarah has spent her summers in New Mexico, teaching at the Jillana School Summer Intensive and at Technique In Taos, as well as Albuquerque Ballet.