Sarah Mason is dedicated to providing dance educators, choreographers and performers with the finest tools available for their training, development and career advancement.

“… blazing quite a trail in the Midwest and beyond…”
– Dance Spirit Magazine

“…Sarah’s maturity and belief in the capabilities of all dancers are reflected in the expectations she has of her [students]…”
– Dance Spirit Magazine

EDUCATOR

Well-known in the tap community as the Founding Artistic Director of Footprints Tap Ensemble and an established dance educator and choreographer, Sarah Mason is currently the Artistic Director of PA Academy of the Arts and Jade Dance Project. She has also been an instructor at Penn State University, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Dance Revolution, and many more.

Sarah Mason, CDE

Sarah Mason, CDE

Having been born and raised in Chicago, Sarah taught throughout the Chicagoland area. She was head of major Tap programs at Gus Giordano Dance Center, McDonald Dance Academy, Deerfield Dance Studio, and Talent Forum. Other teaching credits include Dancenter North, Big City Swing, Dance Academy of Libertyville and more.

Sarah is a proficient and accomplished educator in tap, ballet, pointe, jazz, musical theatre jazz and children’s creative movement. She recently started her Dance Dynamics line of educational tools to help students, teachers and professionals find solutions to their everyday teaching and learning needs.

PERFORMER

Sarah Mason, CDE

Sarah has performed alongside some of the biggest tap names today — Savion Glover, the late Gregory Hines, Roxane Butterfly, Ted Levy, Ayodele Casel, Bril Barrett, Mike Minery, George Patterson and many more. Performing credits include an international tour for the 2000 Sydney Olympics, The Nutcracker on BroadwayHome for the Holidays – Gregory Hines LiveProject Dance Times Square and Tap Explosion with Savion Glover & Ted Levy.

She has worked with tap dance and music mentor Heather Cornell and has also pioneered a tap movement in the central Pennsylvania area, where young dancers are exposed annually to great artists through her “Broadway Connection” program. Guest artists have included Jason Samuels Smith, Ayodele Casel, Heather Cornell, Roxane Butterfly, George Patterson and Amy Brandt.

CHOREOGRAPHER

Sarah Mason is a prolific choreographer, setting over 100+ works on Footprints Tap Ensemble in the years she was their Artistic Director. Her choreography has been featured at Walt Disney World, in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, in The Nutcracker on Broadway and in many of the Chicagoland dance events, including Dance Chicago and Dance-4-Life. She has choreographed everything from grand-scale tap concerts to middle school musicals, and her unique style of “narrative tap” makes her a sought-after choreographer for both dance and theater groups.

 

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