Sarah Brewer Clowes
Sarah has been a teacher for over 37 years, regularly here in B.C. as well as guest teaching in Europe, the U.S. and across Canada. She held the position of Assistant Ballet Mistress for the Professional Program in Banff for three years, a sessional faculty position at Simon Fraser University for four years, as well as a senior faculty position at Main Dance Place for a decade. She held a senior ballet faculty position at Spotlight Dance Centre for eight years as well as being the Senior ballet teacher at Spiral Dance Company for 25 years. For the past 13 seasons, she continues to be the Contemporary and Senior Ballet Teacher at Tri-City Dance Centre. Sarah also regularly guest teaches throughout B.C., including regular appearances for Joanne Pesusich’s “The Source Dance Company” and most recently, Moe Brody’s “Intensive Training Program” at Harbour Dance. Sarah has also been choreographing professionally for over 30 years.
In the past three decades, Sarah has had the pleasure of adjudicating dance festivals throughout Western Canada, including two consecutive Provincial competitions, in Victoria and Nelson, B.C.
Sarah Brewer Clowes has danced professionally with the Munich Ballet in Germany, Northwest Florida Ballet in the U.S. as well as with the Banff Festival Ballet and the Vancouver Opera here in Canada. She has maintained an independent performing career since 1989 and has had the pleasure of working with such esteemed choreographers as Gioconda Barbuto, Cori Caulfield, David Earle, Naomi Lefebvre, Crystal Pite and Wen Wei Wang. Sarah also co-produced, choreographed and performed in the Funky Brewster Cauling PULSE presentation at the Dance Centre in 2007 to sold out audiences. Sarah loves the passionate expression that sharing dance as a teacher, choreographer and performer can offer.
Sarah’s two years of formal University education focussed on psychology and kinesiology. She has always found many ways to integrate her love of knowledge, sharing and personal growth into both her professional life with her workshops on anatomy and injury prevention as well as in her life as a Mama. Sarah has also recently begun a podcast called “Sarah’s Space” in which she shares her life philosophy with her growing listener base. Sarah feels incredibly lucky to share her love of dance and of life with her students.