B.F.A., Pacific Northwest College of Art

Sara Whale

Instructor of Dance

B.F.A. Pacific Northwest College of Art

Sara Whale attended the Juilliard School before joining Ram Island Dance and the Maine State Ballet where she performed, taught and choreographed for both Portland, Maine based companies. During her career she has performed dance works by Charles Weidman, George Balanchine, Linda MacArthur Meile, Randy James, Daniel McCusker, Jeff Duncan, Dan Wagoner, Buffy Miller and Doug Varone. She has been the recipient of grants for choreographic and educational development in dance from the Maine Community Foundation, Maine Arts Commission, The Libra Foundation and The King Foundation. Whale moved to Cleveland in 2007 after earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Pacific Northwest College of Art. In 2013, Whale led Baldwin Wallace University's first Summer Dance Project, a three-week program that offers pre-professional level dancers enrolled at BW the opportunity to create, rehearse and perform a new, original dance work. She also co-directs the dance program's annual dance concert “fyoo zh en”. In Spring 2014 Whale will be choreographing Sarah Ruhl's “Eurydice" for the Department of Theatre and Dance and has been invited to create a world premiere work for Verb Ballets, where she is also on staff.