Sara Semonis

Instructor of Dance, Interlochen Arts Camp

Head of Dance, Illinois State Univeristy

M.F.A., Dance, University of Iowa; B.A., Western Illinois University

Sara Semonis, Head of the Dance Program at Illinois State University, holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Iowa and a BA from Western Illinois University. She has been on faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 2000-2003 and at Knox College as the Director of Dance from 1995-1997. Sara has created over 40 original works that have been performed throughout the U.S. and held residencies/master classes at Friends University, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Iowa, Interlochen Center for Arts, Ball State, Contemporary Dance Omaha, Black Hill Dance Theatre, Canton Ballet, Victoria Ballet Theatre, Western Illinois University and Grinnell College. Sara has performed with Dancers in Company, Charlotte Adams and Dancers, The David Berkey Retrospective Concert, and continues her work with Shelter Reperatory Dance Theatre. Most recently, she was awarded the Outstanding Research Initiative Award and the Outstanding Service Award for the College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University. She is the Artistic Director of Illinois State Dance Theatre and a current National Board member for the American College Dance Festival Association.