Sarah Lozoff (SDC) is the resident intimacy director for RudduR Dance, as well as the first intimacy director to work with American Ballet Theatre, on the groundbreaking commissioned work, Touché. She is the intimacy direction consultant for ABT's Fall 2021 season, and was the first resident intimacy director for a major regional theater at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Sarah is also a partner with Production on Deck, a certified Gyrotonic trainer, and a movement director.   

Sarah Lozoff | photo by Crystal Garcia

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 eight 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 co-facilitated workshops on intimacy direction at Stanford, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Kentucky, Lexington, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the Society of American Fight Directors.

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.

Sarah is currently intimacy directing and consulting for both American Ballet Theatre

 and RudduR Dance, conducting talent acquisition searches with Production on Deck,

teaching the Gyrotonic Method in Los Angeles,

and consulting on dance, theatre, and educational projects nationwide.