Sarah Foster-Sproull is an acclaimed choreographer working in New Zealand and internationally. She is the Artistic Director of Foster Group Dance and Creative New Zealand’s Choreographic Fellow for 2017-2019.
Sarah has choreographic relationships with Footnote New Zealand Dance, The Royal New Zealand Ballet Company, Co3 (Perth), Tamsyn Russell and DanceBase (Edinburgh), Guangdong Modern Dance Company (China), T.H.E. (Singapore), and VOU (Fiji). To date, her choreographic work has been performed in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, China, Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and Fiji.
This year Sarah will premiere new work with the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company, Footnote NZ Dance, Guangdong Modern Dance Company (China), VOU (Fiji) and her own company Foster Group in Edinburgh. In 2019 she will tour her acclaimed choreography Orchids internationally, and make new dance work in New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore.
Sarah holds a Masters in Dance Studies (First Class Hons) from the University of Auckland with a focus on dancer-centred choreographic leadership. Her choreographic research traverses large scale works for up to 35 performers, to intimate performances involving one or two dancers.
In 2015 she was one of five choreographers selected internationally by Crystal Pite (Kidd Pivot, Netherlands Dans Theatre, The Royal Ballet) to participate in the Craft of Embodiment workshop in Banff, Canada.
In her previous career as a performer, Sarah was a founding dancer and choreographer of The New Zealand Dance Company, and additionally danced for kiwi legends Douglas Wright, Michael Parmenter, Raewyn Hill, and Malia Johnston.
Through her extensive performance career she has traveled to Australia, The Netherlands, Ireland, The United Kingdom, The Middle East, Canada, Germany, Fiji, Japan, Indonesia, and America.