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 teaching ballet as an adjunct professor at the Chicago Conservatory for the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, as well at at Columbia College Chicago. Additionally, she is on staff at Lou Conte’s Dance Studio, The Ruth Page Foundation, and Chicago Ballet Arts. And Since 2002, Sarah has spent her summers in Taos Ski Valley, NM, teaching at the Jillana School Summer Intensive and at Technique In Taos.