UDEO Board of Directors - Secretary

Sarah Donahue (2015-2018)


Sarah Donahue is an Assistant Professor of Modern Dance at Utah Valley University. Sarah began her formal training and dance education at the University of Arizona where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. After moving back to Colorado and teaching all levels and genres of dance for two years, Sarah came to Salt Lake City to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. During graduate school, Sarah completed the Integrated Movement Studies Program to become a Certified Laban Movement Analyst. She has performed, taught and choreographed nationally and internationally, including Arts Across Nebraska, Montana Dance Arts Association, De Sales University, Rutgers University, The University of Utah, The University of Oregon, Weber State College, The University of Colorado, and Bella Vita Arts Workshop in Livorno, Italy. Sarah danced professionally with Repertory Dance Theatre for five years where she taught workshops, choreographed, and performed the work of Isadora Duncan, Michio Ito, Doris Humphrey, José Limón, John Butler, Yvonne Rainer, Merce Cunningham, Zvi Gotheiner, and others. Along with colleague Aaron Wood, Sarah co-directs and choreographs for My Turkey Sandwich, a dance theatre company founded in 2008. My Turkey Sandwich has produced three evening-length performances and set work on Contemporary Dance Ensemble at Utah Valley University. Sarah's research surrounds the topic of physical humor and how Laban Movement Analysis can reveal incongruent movement patterns that produce humor

Past UDEO Secretaries

Gigi Arrington (2000-2003)
Rebecca Wright Phillips (2003-2004)
Adeena Lago (2004-2006)
Jana Shumway (2006-2009)
Kori Wakamatsu (2009-2013)
Cheryl Allgaier (2013-2014)
Kathleen Bunker Sheffield (2014-2015)

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