Sara Baird, artistic director

SaraBairdArtisticDirectorLacuna1Sara Baird, artistic director of Anemone Dance Theater, creates Butoh performances that emphasize multi-disciplinary collaborations. Dancing professionally for over 20 years, Sara choreographed many NYC seasons and toured the U.S., South America, and Europe before she came to Asheville in July 2009. She continues her creative work with Anemone Dance Theater, which she co-founded in 2001 and serves on the board of The Media Arts Project to curate and produce community art events. She is also a guest teacher of butoh dance, composition, improvisation and performance art. Sara holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (MFA, 2005) and Florida State University (BFA, 1993). She was recently awarded the Fellowship in Choreography by the N.C. Arts Council (2015), with funding from The National Endowment for The Arts.

Sara appreciates past support from the American Music Center – Live Music for Dance Program, The Puffin Foundation, Yellow Fox Foundation, Princeton University, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and New York Department of Cultural Affairs and The North Carolina Arts Council (RAPG) for Yugen at NC Stage Company, The Asheville Arts in the Parks Arts & Community Grant for Uwabe, and The Media Arts Project Community Grant to create Excursus; a kinetic site-specific performance at Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC for the 2012 {RE}Happening – learn more about this experimental art event, watch this video!

Download: Sara’s CV