Sarah Dahnke/Round Tuit Dance Project

Sarah Dahnke took her first dance lesson at the age of three at a forgotten studio in the panhandle of Texas. After deeming herself the “best dancer in the class,” she went on to force her brother to perform impromptu choreography at parks in rural Oklahoma and mastered the art of the Funky Chicken on the playground of Woodrow Wilson Elementary School.

Since then she has earned a bachelors in dance performance from Oklahoma City University, a masters in interactive telecommunications from New York University and has toured nationally and internationally with various companies, such as Chicago Tap Theater, Undertoe Dance Project and Suite 132 Dance Company. She has also joined the bands The Polyphonic Spree and Jigsaw Soul on stage. Under the name Round Tuit Dance Project, Dahnke's choreography has been performed at New York venues such as Dance Theater Workshop, CPR-Center for Performance Research, 319 Scholes, Figment Festival, DUO Multicultural Arts Center and Grace Exhibition space and has been presented by organizations such as Movement Research, Arts in Bushwick and chashama.

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