Sarah Lozoff (SDC) is the resident intimacy director for both the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and RudduR Dance, as well as the first intimacy director to work with American Ballet Theatre, on the groundbreaking commissioned work, Touché. She's a certified intimacy director (Intimacy Directors and Coordinators), certified Gyrotonic trainer, movement director and choreographer, as well as an advisor to the IDC executive team, and a collaborator with Production on Deck.
As a second generation dancer, Sarah trained at Miami Conservatory (now Thomas Armour Youth Ballet), under Thomas Armour, Robert Pike, Ruth Wiesen, and Nancy Raffa. At the nationally renowned New World School of the Arts, she studied with Judith Newman, Gerri Houlihan, Peter London and many others. Professionally, Sarah performed soloist and principal roles with Ballet Rosario Suarez, directed by Cuban prima ballerina, Rosario "Charin" Suarez.
For twenty years, Sarah has taught ballet for professional companies, conservatories, public schools, and outreach programs. Over the last eight years, she's choreographed and provided movement direction for theatre productions at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Guthrie Theater, and Mixed Blood Theatre, as well as intimacy direction for Oregon Shakespeare Festival and American Ballet Theatre.
In addition to her performing arts background, Sarah has a rich history with both social justice work, and birth work. She's a second generation activist who's well versed in current EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion) practices and presently sits on the EDI committee for USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology). Sarah was also a birth doula and childbirth educator for many years, during which time she produced events and moderated panels centered around informed choice and consent. She is now a proud member of the board for Southern Oregon Birth Connections. Her work in the above arenas has given Sarah a unique insight and preparation for intimacy work in performance.