Born and raised in Omaha, NE, Sarah Schafer began her professional career as a dancer with Ballet Omaha at the age of 17. After moving to Chicago in 1996, she continued her career dancing in Ruth Page's "Nutcracker" and with companies such as Paul Abrahamson's Moose Project, Luna Negra Dance Theater, The Civic Ballet of Chicago and the Alma Dance Company. Sarah has also danced for the Dallas Opera, Omaha Theater Ballet and most recently with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In 2003 she choreographed "Momentum is a Vector" for the Omaha Theater Ballet. Having taught ballet for many years, Sarah also became a certified Pilates instructor in 2004. Sarah is currently teaching ballet as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago, at Lou Conte's Dance Studio, and at The Jillana School Summer Ballet Intensive in Taos Ski Valley, NM.