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Sarah Gertler

Sarah Cook was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, where she started her training at an early age. She was accepted into the Professional Division Program at the International School of Classical Ballet at the age of 15, and completed the program in 2010. After graduating Sarah went on toSarah grew up dancing in Seattle, WA. She trained in jazz, modern, ballet, tap, contemporary and pointe. She has had the honor of training at Point Park University’s pre-professional program on scholarship for four years. There she worked under Company E director Robert Priore, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company member William B. McClellan Jr., Kiki Lucas of Miami’s Mosaic Dance Project, international Broadway choreographer Gustavo Zajac and various other guest artists and choreographers. Sarah graduated from Chapman University with honors where she received her B.F.A. in Dance Performance and B.S. in Kinesiology with a Dance Emphasis. She has performed in the works of Sean Greene, Whitney Moncrief, Kiki Lucas, William B. McClellan Jr., David Storey and Robert Priore. Sarah has also performed in Chapman concerts as both a soloist and ensemble dancer and in the MixMatch Dance Festival. She has received her certifications in Pilates Mat I/II as well as a personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine with a specialization in Corrective Exercise. She enjoys living an active lifestyle and finding ways to tie her love of fitness in with her dancing. Sarah strives to explore the concert and commercial worlds that Los Angeles has to offer.

train at California Institute of the Arts, where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. Through scholarships Sarah has participated in dance festivals in both Spain and Russia. Sarah has danced in works by Laurence Blake, Glen Eddy, Alex Ketley, Julia Rhoades, and Stephane Boko. This is Sarah's first season with Benita Bike's Danceart.

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