Sarah Seder

Resident Assistant Professor of Theatre & Dance

Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Room 129
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  • M.F.A., Dance, Smith College
  • B.A., Dance, Psychology, Bard College


Sarah Seder’s interests lie within the cross disciplinary fields of dance, theatre, music, psychology, somatics, and anatomy. She earned her BA in Dance and Psychology from Bard College and her MFA in Dance from Smith College. She has taught dance at Smith College and Mount Holyoke College and is thrilled to be the new Resident Assistant Professor of Theatre & Dance at PLU. A PNW native, Seder co-founded Seattle-based Sapience Dance Collective in 2008 and co-directed the company until 2016. With SDC she choreographed numerous original contemporary works, co-produced annual evening length performances, performed extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest, toured to New York, Martha’s Vineyard, and Vancouver, and received multiple grants from 4Culture. Her choreography has been seen at On The Boards (Seattle), Meany Hall (Seattle), and Mendenhall (Northampton) to name a few. She has performed in the work of Pat Graney, Wade Madsen, Chris Aiken, Karin Stevens, Aiko Kinoshita, Marlo Martin, Jody Kuehner, and Cyrus Khambatta, among others.