More about Lacey Sasso as a Dancer
I started dancing at the age of 4 taking weekly tap classes in a small studio in Massachusetts. As the years went on, I studied jazz, ballet, pointe, and modern. I took every opportunity to perform as a teenager, including spending my senior year on my high school dance team performing at football and basketball games.
The stage has always felt like home, which made the decision to pursue dance in college a very natural one. Throughout my 4 years at Missouri State University, I was able to grow as a dancer and mature as a performer. I was a member of Inertia Dance Company for 4 years and served as the rehearsal director my fourth and final season.
After graduation, I moved to New York City and began taking classes and auditioning for work in a company. In 2007, I was contracted as a jazz dancer for Push Factor Dance Company. In the fall of 2008, I joined Undertoe Dance Project (UDP) and was named the Jazz Dance Captain during my first season. I was later additionally names the Resident Jazz Teaching Artist. I remained in these roles until 2014 when the company dissolved.
Additionally, I have performed with Six One Seven Dance Collective in Boston, MA for four seasons. The company focused on creating socially relevant modern dance through a highly collaborative choreographic process.
In 2014, I founded and became the Artistic Director of Sasso & Company, a Boston-based contemporary dance company. Sasso & Company has afforded me exciting performance opportunities in both New York City and Boston including Dance Astoria Festival, Jose Mateo’s Dance for World Community, Third Life Choreographer’s Series, and Amassit Choreographer’s Series.
Upon relocating to the United Kingdom in 2015, I continued to take classes in contemporary, jazz, and ballet at Pineapple Dance Studios in London. In July 2016 I had the great pleasure of performing Akram Khan‘s choreography for Big Dance in Trafalgar Square, London.
In August 2017, I returned to Boston and have been a company member with Project 31 for two seasons. I am also a freelance dance artist with Colleen Roddy. I continue my role as Artistic Director of Sasso & Company both choreographically and as a performer.
I continue to follow my heart to dance and create and am so happy to share the journey with each of you.
Photo credits: KPWeePhotography, Summer Street Photography, Olivia Moon Photography, Timothy Avery Photography for Project 31