GRADUATE STUDENT PROFILES
Sarah Seely, 2001
"I loved attending Smith College. I can honestly say that the degree I earned as well as the experience I gained as a teacher has opened many doors in the dance world. The teachers were outstanding, the facilities breathtaking, and the relationships I formed with the students and faculty will last a lifetime. I was given lots of support, room to grow, and individual attention. Attending Smith for graduate school was one of the best decisions I've ever made."
Upon graduating with her MFA in dance from Smith College, Sarah Seely moved back home to Baltimore where she teamed up with choreographer Renee Brozic to form their dance company movement/addiction. Following four successful years, Sarah moved to New York City and began a dance and theater hybrid company called From the desk of Sarah Seely.
Sarah's work has been presented by venues throughout the United States including Dance Place (DC), Jack Guidone Theatre (DC), Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), Baltimore Theater Project (MD), The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (MD), Creative Alliance at the Patterson (MD), FOX Channel 45 (MD), Maryland Public Broadcasting's ArtWorks This Week (MD), Publick Playhouse for the Performing Arts (MD), Dance New Amsterdam (NY), Dixon Place (NY), Joyce SoHo (NY), Merce Cunningham Studio (NY), Triskelion Arts (NY), and The Silo Project (PA). From the desk of Sarah Seely was recently the subject of a new documentary film by RADAR and The WorkBook Project.
In addition to choreographing and directing, Sarah has performed with Baltimore Voice and Body Works/Toby Twining Music, Doug Hamby Dance, Phoenix Repertory Company, Wade Madsen and Dancers, Chaos Theory, The Living Room Company, Abby Bender's Schmantze Theatre, and Michael Alan's Drawathon Theatre and The Living Installation. She has taught dance and movement-based theater at The University of Maryland Baltimore County, Towson State University, Baltimore County Community College, and Howard County Community College. Sarah now has a private yoga and Thai yoga massage practice in New York City and most recently produced the Off Broadway production of It Ain't No Sin by Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith at Theater for the New City.