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    Sarah Mettin

    Sarah Mettin



    Sarah Mettin graduated cum laude from SUNY Purchase’s Dance Conservatory in 2011, with additional studies abroad in Rotterdam, Netherlands at Codarts (Rotterdamse Dans Academie). Mettin is passionately involved in every aspect of dance, working as a dancer, teacher, choreographer and artistic director. She had the opportunity to perform in works by many choreographers including Twyla Tharp, Bill T. Jones, Merce Cunningham, Jose Limon, Kate Weare, Takehiro Ueyama, Kanji Segawa, Jessica Lang, Jonathan Royse Windham, Arantxa Sagardoy, and other freelance artists. Mettin’s profound interest in choreography led her to create her first full- length work, Talk of Interference, in the Netherlands in 2009, which triggered Mettin’s inspiration to continue creation.

    Mettin was invited to teach master classes at the Peridance Center (’12 -‘15) in New York City and Sam Houston State University in Texas. Mettin was commissioned as the winning choreographer to collaborate with composer/pianist Jonathan Howard Katz and Periapsis Music and Dance for performances in NYC. Mettin is equally interested in creating solo work as well as ensemble pieces. She choreographed a work on dance artist Samantha Figgins (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), and in 2013, was invited to return to her alma mater to set a senior repertory solo-- a very meaningful accomplishment and strong recognition of her choreographic abilities by the professors at SUNY Purchase. After receiving this recognition, she was asked to return to set a full-length work on Purchase Dance Company for the 2014- 2015 season. Mettin is currently teaching at The University of Pennsylvania, Edge Dance Company, and is the resident choreographer/ballet mistress at Metropolitan Ballet Company, which is noted as one of the top seven ballet academies in the United States by Pointe Magazine. Her work for Metropolitan Ballet Company received the Outstanding Choreographer Award from Youth America Grand Prix and Regional Dance America Festival's Monticello Award- a full scholarship to study under Janis Brenner (The Juilliard School) at the National Choreography Conference. Mettin has set 5 original works as well as staged full-length works choreographed by Kanji Segawa (Alvin Ailey) and Tommie Waheed Evans (Philadanco).

    Described by Karen Shapiro of the Wet Paint Journal as “one to watch", Mettin Movement is a contemporary dance company based out of New York City. Founded in 2011, it is fiscally sponsored by New York Live Arts. Mettin Movement exposes the versatility, strength and physicality of aspiring dancers while compromising the boundaries of classical and modern technique to explore the ever-changing subtle emotions in humanity and our personal lives. Mettin Movement has received rave reviews for our numerous performances. Mettin Movement performed in festivals including Peridance Presents, DanceNOW at Joe’s Pub, WestFest Dance Festival, APAP at Peridance Capezio Center ('12, '14), Dance Gallery Festival (Houston/NYC) (’12, ’14), Variations/Collaborations (Phila), American Dance Guild, Periapsis Music and Dance, The Current Sessions, Legros Cultural Arts Women in Dance ('12, '13), Young Choreographer’s Festival (’12, ’13) and as guest artist in 2015, DUMBO Dance Festival, FIRST LOOK at Gowanus, Steps Performance Lab, Pushing Progress Showcase Series, Koresh Artist Showcase, and Hoover Dam Collective. Mettin Movement currently consists of twelve culturally diverse dancers. Check us out at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out in the Summer of 2015!

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