Donohue, Sarah Jean
Assistant Professor - Dance
LA 022
Last Updated: 10/24/18 -
Sarah Donohue danced professionally with Repertory Dance Theatre from 2009-2014 where she taught workshops, choreographed, and performed the work of Isadora Duncan, Michio Ito, Doris Humphrey, José Limón, John Butler, Yvonne Rainer, Merce Cunningham, Zvi Gotheiner, and others. Along with colleague Aaron Wood, Sarah co-directed and choreographed for My Turkey Sandwich, a dance theatre company they founded in 2008. My Turkey Sandwich produced three evening-length performances and set work on Contemporary Dance Ensemble at Utah Valley University. Sarah began her formal training and dance education at the University of Arizona where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. After moving back to Colorado and teaching all levels and genres of dance for two years, Sarah came to Salt Lake City to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. During graduate school, Sarah completed the Integrated Movement Studies Program to become a Certified Laban Movement Analyst. She has performed, taught and choreographed nationally and internationally, including Arts Across Nebraska, Montana Dance Arts Association, De Sales University, Rutgers University, The University of Utah, The University of Oregon, Weber State College, The University of Colorado, and Bella Vita Arts Workshop in Livorno, Italy. Sarah’s research surrounds the topic of physical humor and how Laban Movement Analysis can reveal incongruent movement patterns that produce humor, which she presented at the International Society for Humor Studies conference in Dublin, Ireland in 2016. Additionally, Sarah was honored to have her choreography, Still Life with Flight, be selected to perform at the American College Dance Association’s National Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.