Throughout her extensive performance career on Broadway and around the country, Sara brings creativity, joy, world-class technique, humor and intelligence into her work with choreographers and directors. Jerry Zaks and Warren Carlyle have trusted her to re-stage Hello Dolly! on the road after the stellar revival on Broadway. This team is currently preparing Hugh Jackman to open The Music Man on Broadway in 2020 and on both productions Sara serves as Associate Choreographer. Her relationship with Mr Jackman goes back to her work with him hosting the Tony Awards, then as his private tap teacher, and most recently as the Associate Director/Choreographer on his World Arena Tour.
Sara first met choreographer Warren Carlyle dancing in Chaplin the Musical and went on to remount the production in St Petersburg, Russia. Next, she was his Resident Director/Choreographer on Broadway’s After Midnight (Tony Award for Best Choreography).
Notably, they also collaborated on The Rockettes Spring Spectacular at Radio City and Something to Dance About for NYC Ballet’s celebration of Jerome Robbins. Sara’s other favorite collaborations with Warren have been The Sting starring Harry Connick Jr. and NY City Center Encores! Me and My Girl, Cotton Club Parade and On Your Toes.
In addition to choreographing galas and benefit concerts for Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters, she has also worked closely on projects with choreographers Randy Skinner and Josh Bergasse. Along with Mr Jackman, Sara has been a personal dance coach to Bette Midler, Donna Murphy, Harry Connick Jr, KD Lang, Patti LaBelle and Jimmy Fallon.
She got her start in Hershey, PA, is a graduate of Oklahoma City University and lives with her family on the Upper West Side in New York City.