Sarah Harkness – Sebastian

Biography

Sarah Harkness-Sebastian, Associate Professor of Dance at Santa Fe College, received her MFA in Dance from The Florida State University and BA in Theatre Arts at Loyola Marymount University.  She founded and directed Meh-Tropolis Dance Theatre, Los Angeles, for six years.  She has choreographed many musicals including "A Chorus Line”, “West Side Story”, and “Sweet Charity” and performed with Martin Sheen, Stockard Channing, and other cast members of “The West Wing", in the Los Angeles production of "Raising Our Voices".  Sarah performed a supporting role in the west coast premiere of “Becoming Eleanor”, and has danced with Oberlin Dance Company and for choreographers Lynda Davis, Alan Danielson, Michael Foley, Tim Glenn, Gerri Houlihan, Rick McCullough, Andrew Noble, John Pennington, Dan Wagoner, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. She has served as a Co-Coordinator and Faculty for the Florida Dance Association and Suzanne Farrell Workshops for Young Dancers.  Internationally, Sarah has worked in England, France, Ireland, and recently, Spain, teaching Dance and Drama for Caxton College.  Locally in Florida, Sarah has choreographed for The Tallahassee Ballet and Valencia College, served as Faculty for the FSU Summer Intensive for Young Dancer’s Workshop, and was awarded artistic residencies, for the summers of 2013 & 2014, at the Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts, in Clayton, Georgia.  Her choreography has been presented in concert with the Joffrey Concert Group (now New York Dance Project) as well as during the 2017 American College Dance Association Southeast Region Conference.

Musical Theatre

A brief warm-up will be given, followed by repertory from such Musical Theatre choreographers as Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, and Jerome Robbins.