Born and raised in the greater Vancouver area, Sarah Formosa has always had a love for performing and began dancing at the age of three. Upon graduation, she decided to go a more classical route after being accepted to the prestigious Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program in 2014 in San Francisco, California. Since Sarah’s return to Vancouver in 2016, she has widened her lens and works in all styles of dance as a freelance contemporary artist and on camera in film and television.
As a contemporary artist, Sarah has had the opportunity to work professionally with David Harvey, Ralph Escamillan, Heather Dotto, Heather Laura Gray, Josh Beamish/The Vancouver Opera, Jennifer Mcleish-Lewis, Alameda Civic Ballet Company, Judith Marcuse Projects, and the response. Dance Company. She is honoured to currently be working with TWObigsteps Collective, OURO Collective, Vision Impure, Raven Spirit Dance Company, Action at a Distance, Company Joe Ink, Warehouse Dance Collective and Wen Wei Dance Company. Sarah was a choreographer in residence with Dances for a Small Stage from January 2018-July 2019 and her work has been presented by Small Stage and Dancing on Edge Vancouver.
On-screen, Sarah has had the pleasure of working with Netflix, Disney (Descendants 3), Nickelodeon (Blurt), Freeform (Motherland), Lifetime (Death of a Cheerleader) and The ABC Network (Once Upon a Time). She is grateful to have shared the space with Michelle Johnston, Kenny Ortega and Jamal Sims during these experiences. As a live performer, Sarah had the opportunity to join Wanting Qu as a dancer and choreographer for her set for the Albatross Music Festival in Vancouver