Academic Collaborator and Rehearsal Director for Studio Matejka

Originally hailing from the USA, Sarie is a Lecturer in Physical and Dance Theatre at the University of Salford (Greater Manchester, England). A trained musician and contemporary dancer, she holds a BFA in Modern Dance. She worked as a performer and workshop leader with the prestigious Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in Washington DC before emigrating to the UK in 2003. She holds an MA in European Dance Theatre from the Laban Centre in London and is the artistic director of …and maryanne flies away dance company. A practicing artist and researcher, Sarie is also the founding director of The Hive at St. Johns, an organization working to transform a closed historic church in Salford into a centre for creativity, culture and the arts. Her involvement is Studio Matejka is funded by Arts Council England and as a Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Scholar at the University of Salford.