Sara Yanney, MFA, GL-CMA, CET, AmSAT (she/her) is a Dance/Movement educator, choreographer, Dance Theatre performer based in Boulder, CO.
Sara offers movement therapy classes based in the Alexander Technique and Laban Movement Analysis for all ages and abilities through Somatically Minded Holistic Wellness and professional development courses for teachers through Somatic Integration of Emotional Intelligence.
She is the artistic director of The =ibrium Dance Project, founded in 2012, which has shown work in IL, IN, MI, NJ, NM, NY, OH, UT, and WI and internationally in Canada and Haiti. She has performed with the Bill Evans Dance Company, Blue Tribe African Dance Company, Blythe Edens Dance Company, Indy Convergence, Gran Lakou Haitian Folkloric Dance Company, The New Mexico Contemporary Dance Alliance, Motus Dance Theatre, SMAG Dance Collective, and Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers.
Sara has served on faculty at Ball State University, Anderson University, and Utah Valley University, was the founder/director of Jump Into Motion Dance Academy, which offered affordable dance and movement education to children at their schools and day cares in the Indianapolis and Kalamazoo areas for over 10 years, and is certified in the Bill Evans Method of Teaching Laban/Bartenieff-Based Modern Dance Technique. Sara is an AmSAT certified Alexander Technique Teacher, she received her GL-CMA (Graduate Laban-Certified Movement Analyst) from Columbia College Chicago, and her MFA in Performing Arts: Dance at the Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she was a recipient of the Chancellors Graduate Student Award, and received her BA in Dance from the University of New Mexico in 2003 with departmental honors and received the Friends of Dance Scholarship, The Provost Award for Artistic and Academic Achievement, The Bill Evans Dance Teachers Intensive Scholarship, and the Barbara Kiker Award for Excellence in Dance.
Sara is currently a 2nd year student at Naropa University pursuing a MA in Somatic Counseling: Dance/Movement Therapy where she is a recipient of a Graduate Honors Scholarship.