Sarah Matzke

Adjunct Faculty
Classical & Contemporary Dance
Erma Lowe Hall Room 222

s.matzke@tcu.edu | 817-257-7615

Education

B.A. Southern Methodist University
M.F.A. Jacksonville University

Courses Taught

Dance in World Cultures
Directed Studies in Ballet
Directed Studies in Modern
Modern Dance Level III

Areas of Focus

Embodied Cognition, Phenomenology and Experiential Learning in Pedagogy

Sarah Matzke is a Choreographer, Performer and Educator. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography from Jacksonville University. Matzke has been a company member of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Open Sky Arts Collective, recipient of the Dorothy Amann Women of Distinction Award, Artist in Residency at the University of Texas at Dallas and Guest Artist for Big Rid Dance Collective, Collin County Ballet Theatre, Eastfield College and Texas Dance Improv Festival. Matzke is classically trained, versed in Balanchine, Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Graham, Horton and Limon techniques, although teaches from a contemporary methodology with emphasis on functional anatomy and mapping ease in the body. She has trained multidimensional, emergent, artists at studios and schools such as AD School of Dance, Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Hathaway Academy of Dance, and the School of Contemporary Ballet Dallas. Matzke has been invited to perform and stage works in Latin America, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. As a result, she is the co-founder of a non-profit organization that assists global leaders to create sustainable artistic programming and education.

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