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SARA SILKIN

Contemporary

Sara Silkin is a Los Angeles based choreographer and filmmaker. After earning her B.A from UCLA World Arts and Cultures program she moved to Israel to study with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. This opportunity allowed her to immerse herself in Israeli contemporary dance and study various techniques that she utilizes in her movement practice and choreography: Forsythe, GaGa, continuum, and countertechnique.

Sara went on to pursue her own professional dance career in Los Angeles. She was an assistant choreographer to Barak Marshall and Sarah Elgart. Sara has performed for Heidi Duckler (Heidi Duckler Dance Theater), Kitty McNamee (Hysterica Dance Company), Josie Walsh (BalletRed), Nguyen Nguyen (LAMA), Laura Karlin (Invertigo Dance Theatre), IN/EX Dance Project, AXIOM (Denna Thomsen), and Teddy Forance. She has been in music videos choreographed by Ryan Heffington and Nina Mcneely. She was the main dancer in Secret Cinema's immersive concert experience for Laura Marling in London choreographed by Kitty Mcnamee.

As a choreographer she has created movement for the James Franco feature film the The Mad Whale, commercials for Samsung, and choreographed Billboard's #1 music video of 2017  Slip Away by Perfume Genius.

Sara earned her MFA from USC School of Cinematic Arts with an emphasis in screenwriting and directing. She is currently working on her short film that involves DANCE.

 

 

   

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