Licensed GYROTONIC® Level 1 Trainer
Licensed in specialized equipment:
Sarah Council is a certified GYROTONIC® trainer, choreographer and dance teaching artist based in Charlotte NC. She has a deep passion for movement and creativity and has had the pleasure to share this passion throughout the Charlotte region by offering private and duet Gyrotonic sessions, developing dance projects with her company Sarah Council Dance Projects (SCDP) and conducting community dance workshops, master classes and residencies. Sarah draws on a rich background of movement and creative practice as she leads clients through the Gyrotonic Expansion System exercises, designing each session to meet the needs of the individual.
Sarah's choreography has been presented in numerous venues throughout New York City, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina and Kentucky. She has received grant support from the Queens Council on the Arts, The Puffin Foundation and The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Her newest dance work Dislocate was awarded the 2016 North Carolina Dance Alliance/North Carolina Dance Festival New Works Award.
As a dance educator, she believes that the creative process is empowering and transformative for individuals and communities. Sharing this process is a passion and priority for SCDP. In this effort, Sarah has conducted residencies, presented lecture demonstrations and taught master classes and dance-making workshops to people of all ages and abilities.
She has worked with arts education organizations such as Together in Dance (NYC), The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJ), The Wolf Trap Institute of Early Learning for the Arts (DC/NJ/NC), American Dance institute (DC), Dance Place (DC) and Joy of Motion (DC). www.sarahcouncildance.com