More about Lacey Sasso as a Teacher
My teaching career began in college when I was a member of Inertia Dance Company. The company focused on teaching literacy through creative movement and performed weekly in local elementary schools. The company members would work with students to create movement phrases that were performed as a part of each show. As the company’s rehearsal director, I taught and cleaned movement phrases for our work with guest artists that featured in the annual spring concert series.
Through Undertoe Dance Project’s education program, the company worked with elementary aged students to teach rhythm and movement through jazz and tap lessons and demonstrations. I have been a master teacher for Undertoe’s annual workshop, which gives students an opportunity to learn choreography and perform alongside professional dancers in the Undertoe Dance Festival.
For five summers, I was a guest artist and co-director of Endless Mountains Dance Camp in Pennsylvania. This residency focused on teaching daily classes, working on new and innovative choreography, and creating dance concerts and site specific performance opportunities for the students.
In Boston, I was a teaching professional for four years to students ranging in age from 2-18; genres include ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, tap, and hip hop. I also taught master classes in a variety of genres such as ballet to students and companies including Alia Pro Dance Company. I have been on the faculty at Boston University teaching weekly contemporary dance classes.
Since relocating to the United Kingdom in 2015, I have continued my teaching career. I have been on staff with Montage Theatre Arts, Inspire Dance & Ballet, and SOTO Dance. I am currently on faculty with Kew Dance Arts and the Royal Academy of Dance’s Step into Dance.
Photo credits: Eric Bendiero (for UDP) and the Ballibay Camps