Sarah McCaffery

Sarah_McCafferySarah McCaffery views ballet pedagogy as a means to enact the transformative power of dance. Her pedagogical approach is shaped by training in several ballet methodologies; an interdisciplinary and inter-cultural perspective, including study of the socio-political implications of dance; and the belief in nurturing a dancer’s holistic health.

Her ballet training includes studying Vaganova method with the late Ramazon Bapov, former principal of the Bolshoi ballet. She also studied Cecchetti and Balanchine methods, and with teachers at the American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, the HARID Conservatory, the Kirov Academy of Washington, DC and the Soda Ballet School in Osaka, Japan. She also trained at the Dance Theatre of Harlem with Andrea Long-Naidu and Robert Garland, where she investigated ballet as embodied liberation and power.

She holds a degree in political science and dance from Duke University and is pursuing an MA in Art History at Hunter College. Currently, she is Manager of Interdisciplinary Arts at Asia Society.