Sarah Mason

 Sarah is the Artistic Director of PA Academy of the Arts and has performed on the international stage, appearing alongside world-famous artists Savion Glover, the late Gregory Hines, and many more. Her students have appeared on Broadway, at Walt Disney World, in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and in professional companies around the globe. Sarah’s students have gone on to do exciting things in the dance world – from dancing with Andrew Nemr’s Cats Paying Dues to becoming interns at Broadway Dance Center in New York to working as personal assistants to talent agents in Los Angeles.Sarah began her early dance training in Chicago, where she studied with Barbara Swanson. She is a Certified Dance Educator (CDE) through Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, and she continues to work with her mentor, Heather Cornell.

Sarah serves as the director of both Crunch! Productions and Lumière Studio Company, and she is the creative mind behind Jade Dance Project, for whom she is a performer and  prolific choreographer. She works in the community, choreographing local productions and mentoring other dancers and teachers, including faculty and staff members from Penn State.

In addition to her dance experience, Sarah has appeared in feature films and in theater productions throughout the Chicagoland area. She served as director of Hello Out There, produced at Lake Forest College, where she was also a founding member of their Guerilla Shakespeare Troupe and an accomplished choreographer for many other productions.

Lastly, Sarah has trained many, many models and pageant contestants, including several Centre County’s Outstanding Young Woman scholarship recipients and Junior Miss Title winners. She is a fashion show consultant and choreographer, and also serves as a judge for pageants and dance competitions throughout the country.

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