Director

Sarah L. Hannich is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a minor in Communications. Sarah is trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, tap, pointe, and modern and has received additional training in hip hop, Zumba, STOTT Pilates, Zumbini, yoga and various forms of ballroom. She grew up at Dance Arts & received her initial teachers training from her mother, Miss Rhonda.

Sarah has performed Balanchine’s Serenade, Tudor’s Dark Elegies, and many full length ballets as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella as well as other contemporary works by various choreographers. Sarah is entering her 24th year as an instructor & guest teaches all over the Midwest. She has performed and taught internationally in Portugal, Italy, and South Korea. She is also an active & busy choreographer. Her choreography has been seen at various competitions with the DAPC Competition Team as well as Dance Chicago 2010 & 2011 & 2012, and Dance Chance in Chicago, and for 2 dance films. Her work with community groups such as Kids on Stage and SWMSO Dancing with Stars always brings her so much joy.

Sarah has danced for The Studio Dance Theatre, Western Dance Project, The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Against the Grain Dance Company, The USA Ballet, Framework Dance Chicago, m.c. squared Dance Company, and CORE Project Chicago. Sarah has been a part of the competition scene for over 20 years and has judged dance competitions and talent shows such as StarQuest & Cathy Roe’s Ultimate Dance for the past 10 years. Sarah is also the artistic director of Tapestry Dance Company, performing throughout the Midwest. Here in southwest MI she is also the director of Imagine Worship, where we engage others in worship & DAPC.

Her newest role is as your Director of Dance here at Dance Arts and she is thrilled to pass on the legacy given to her, to you, our dance family. Sarah and her husband Michael & 2 sons (Noah & Mark) welcome you to the Dance Arts family!