Sarah Lozoff (SDC) is the resident intimacy director for RudduR Dance, as well as the first intimacy director to work with American Ballet Theatre. She intimacy coordinated and directed the groundbreaking commissioned work, Touché, for both the film and stage versions. Sarah has served as the consulting intimacy director for ABT's Fall 2021 and Summer 2022 seasons, was the first resident intimacy director for a major regional theater at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and was named by Broadway Women's Fund as a "Woman to Watch on Broadway". Sarah is also a partner with Production on Deck and a certified Gyrotonic trainer.
As a second generation dancer, Sarah trained at Miami Conservatory (now Armour Dance Theatre), 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 more than twenty years, Sarah taught ballet for professional companies, conservatories, public schools, and outreach programs. Over the last ten years, she's choreographed and provided movement direction for theatre productions at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie Theater, and Mixed Blood Theatre, as well as intimacy direction for Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ruddur Dance, and American Ballet Theatre. Sarah has been a guest speaker and facilitated workshops on intimacy direction at Stanford, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Washington, University of Kentucky at Lexington, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Southern Oregon University, and the Society of American Fight Directors. She has intimacy directed for the Barnard/Columbia Dance program, as well as provided full company and department wide workshops on Intimacy Direction specifically for dance at University of North Carolina School of the Arts 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. Her work in the above arenas has given Sarah a unique insight and preparation for intimacy work in performance.