Sarah Chaffey is a contemporary dancer and maker from rural New South Wales currently living in Perth. In 2014 she graduated from LINK Dance Company, WAAPA with a BA (Dance) Honours having worked with Australian and international artists including Michael Whaites, Raewyn Hill, Tamas Moricz and Xiaoxiong Zhang.
Her most recent professional work includes in Cadi McCarthy’s Behind the Veneer, work experience with Dancenorth and Co3, and a Chapel Space residency to create a new work with Scott Elstermann and Ezgi Gungor.
Sarah has a strong passion for dance composition and seeks interdisciplinary collaborative projects that explore creative expression in a range of platforms such as visual arts and music. Projects include a series called The Ephemeral Projects (Spectrum Project Space, 2012-2013) and her graduating major composition, At 6s and 7s, which was selected for the public season (Dolphin Theatre UWA) and presented in Sydney at the Bridge Dance Intensive (2013). Sarah is currently in creation with Charity Ng and is refining her artistic practise through discovering new interests as an independent artist.
What to expect in Sarah's classes:
Using visualisation and imagery, Sarah’s class will invite you to experience a range of different movement qualities, explore new sensations and assist in finding a greater sense ease in your body. Her class explores fundamental concepts of contemporary dance that build spatial and kinaesthetic awareness, agility, co-ordination and balance.
Building up a sweat through fun and challenging movement sequences, we’ll dance to a music mix of old favourites and new beats.