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BACKSTAGE with Sarah Boulter

How old were you when you started dancing?

“I was 3 years old.”

Tell us about your training. Where, who with, what styles etc?

“My training started in England with classical Ballet when I moved to Australia I started to integrate contemporary and jazz.

I started full time ballet at 15 years and continued school by correspondence. At 16 I had a full time contract with a contemporary dance company.”

What was your first professional job?

“Darc Swan dance company. A contemporary dance company directed by Christopher Janidies. We did an Australian tour, I learnt a lot working for this company and this is where my love for contemporary dance really started.”

What has been a favourite on stage or professional moment?

“I am so privileged that I had the opportunity to dance for the Queen. I had a short solo with the BBC choir. It really was a buzz!”

What do you wish you had known as a young dancer that you know now as a professional, or what advice to can you give to young dancers in training?

“I think it’s really helpful to know in our industry that one door closes and another door opens. Especially when your starting out in the industry it can take a lot perseverance and persistence. Hard work always pays off so just keep at it.”

What advice would you give to dancers who want to become professional?

“Make sure your really research and know what is available to you in your industry. There are many sides to our wonderful industry. Knowledge is power.”

What does 2019 hold for you?

“2019 is kicking off with ‘Dancing with the stars’ on Channel 10. I have a lot of dance and travel booked into the calendar this year which is wonderful, and of course Ev&Bow.”

Sarah has been a performer on London West End and ‘A New Day’ Celine Dion Las Vegas. She was a dancer for Meryl Tankard, choreographed SYTYCD Australia & UK, choreographed the opening ceremony for Arab Games and choreographed Enter the Vortex for the Dream Dance Company.

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