"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique."
- Martha Graham
SARAH JONES, from South Lyon, MI, began dancing with Melva Stelzer-Zavisa at the American Dance Academy. In 2016, she graduated summa cum laude from Western Michigan University with a B.F.A. in Dance. At Western, she had the privilege of working with choreographers James Gregg, Gabrielle Lamb, and Eddy Ocampo, and dancing in Gerald Arpino’s Viva Vivaldi, Lew Christensen’s Con Amore, Ohad Naharin’s excerpts from Kyr and Anaphase, and Antony Tudor’s Continuo. She proudly represented WMU as a member of Western Dance Project. Sarah studied in New York City at The Joffrey Ballet School under Francesca Corkle, Meg Paul, and Davis Robertson, as well as Complexions Contemporary Ballet with Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson. After graduation, Sarah was a member of Contexture Dance Detroit under the direction of Tracy Pearson. Sarah joined DanceWorks Chicago in September 2016.