Originally from Portland, Oregon, Sarah Boardman is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer currently based in Orange County, California. After years of dabbling in various performing arts including acting, singing, and playing the piano, flute, and violin, she began her dance training at the age of eleven and swiftly fell in love with moving. She is currently exploring her passion for movement and creation on an academic level at Chapman University, where she has had the honor of training with and performing works by Jennifer Backhaus, Julianne O’Brien, and Liz Maxwell.
Come May of 2019, she will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and a minor in Creative Writing. During her collegiate career, she has had the opportunity to present five original choreographic works, as well as many more outside of the university setting. She has received multiple choreographic honors, including the Chapman University Dance Department award for Outstanding Choreography in Concert Intimeand the award for Outstanding Choreography at Spotlight Dance Cup in Portland, Oregon.
Professionally, Sarah has performed at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim for three years and recently appeared as a featured dancer on two episodes of CBS’s The Bold and The Beautiful. Upon graduating, Sarah plans to cultivate her choreographic career by creating new works for her budding company, Chaos Dance Theatre. Additionally, she is extremely passionate about dance education, both recreational and academic, and plans to return to school for an MFA in dance so that she can pay forward the enriching collegiate and educational experience her professors have granted her. Sarah is dedicated to the production of interesting, thought-provoking work, creating holistic learning experiences, and insisting upon kindness and authenticity in an often strident industry, both from herself and those she works with.