SARAH WILDMAN - ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Sarah Wildman is a contemporary dancer and choreographer originally from Dayton, Oh. She is a fifth year company member with Zoetic Dance Ensemble, and has recently been named the Assistant Artistic Director of Zoetic. She began her dance training at a young age in Dayton, Oh with the South Dayton Dance Theatre. There she gained opportunities under the pre-professional company to train in various dance techniques. She also had the opportunity to work alongside the acclaimed Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, furthering her modern dance technique. Attending Wright State University and graduating with a B.F.A in Dance, she trained in ballet, modern, jazz, acting, voice, and most particularly, choreography. Creating several student pieces like her senior piece “At The End There Is…”, her eye for arrangement gained recognition with Department Chair and Artistic Director, Stuart McDowell. He would, her senior year, ask her to choreograph his production of “The Phantom of the Opera”. At Wright State she had the opportunity to train with and perform works by artists such as Judd Gibbs, Gina Gardner-Walther, Kiesha Lalama, Jon Lehrer, and William McClellan Jr. After graduating and moving to Atlanta, she began broadening her performance work to film and modeling, and has been building her portfolio by taking opportunities like working SAG eligible as a stunt performer on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”. Continuing to build her talents in modern dance, she has performed with various companies such as gloATL and Staibdance, and worked alongside local choreographers such as Mallory Baxley, George Staib, Erik Thurmond, and Leah Boresow. Expanding her choreographic works, she has created and presented “Trust” for the inaugural Dance Chance Atlanta at The Atlanta Ballet, "Transient" at the Going Dutch Festival in Chicago, “Inside Voices” at ASSEMBLE in Detroit, and "Willow" at Ajna in Atlanta, Ga. In 2017 she collaborated with Mallory Baxley to present a duet at the lululemon "This is Yoga" event held at Ponce City Market in Atlanta.  In 2017, Sarah earned the award of Best Choreographer for Creative Loafing's Best of ATL, alongside Zoetic Dance Ensemble earning Best Dance Company.  Sarah is extremely passionate about her involvement with Zoetic, and looks forward to continuing to create art that shares and empowers the female voice.