About Sara Senecal

Sara Senecal is an Artist in Residence at Russell Sage College. She is a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer from Troy, New York with an MFA in Choreography from Jacksonville University and a B.A in Dance and Minor in Education from the University at Buffalo (SUNY). Along with teaching at Russell Sage College, Sara has taught master classes at Siena College, University at Buffalo, and Albany Academy for Girls as well as many Capital Region dance studios.

Sara has been dancing professionally with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, resident company of The Egg Center for the Performing Arts in Albany, New York, since 2010, and serves as an Arts in Education Coordinator for the company. A rich part of her work involves developing movement workshops for adults and students with developmental disabilities through ESDC’s partnership with The Center for Disability Services and developing Creative Movement workshops for students in K-12 public and private schools. Sara has collaborated on projects with Claire Jacob-Zysman and Dancers, Tina Baird, and visual artist Saya Woolfalk, along with commissions to set works in conjunction with Nacre Dance Company and Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company.

Her choreographic work has been showcased at various venues across New York State, including The Egg Center for the Performing Arts in Albany, The Poet’s Den Theater in Harlem, Byrdcliffe Theater in Woodstock, Carrier Theater in Syracuse, and Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Springs. Sara’s work emphasizes unique spatial opportunities while questioning the relationships between space, time, and individual perception. Her teaching background and choreographic style overlap in a mission to bring a more equitable dance environment to all participants and engage spectators in performance through fun and unusual means.

Educational Background

B.A., University at Buffalo
Dance and Education