Sara Semonis

Instructor of Dance, Interlochen Dance Intstitutes

Head of Dance, Illinois State Univeristy

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

Sara Semonis is the Head of the Dance Program at Illinois State University and holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Iowa.  She has served on faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Knox College, and been a guest artist/teacher at Friends University, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Iowa, Ball State, Contemporary Dance Omaha, Black Hill Dance Theatre, Canton Ballet, Victoria Ballet Theatre, Western Illinois University, Grinnell College, Interlochen Summer Arts Intensive and the Universidade Federal De Viçosa in Brazil.  In recent years, Sara was awarded both the Outstanding Research Initiative Award and the Outstanding Service Award for the College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University and has served as a National Board Member for the American College Dance Association.  She has performed with Charlotte Adams and Dancers and Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre, in addition to creating over 60 original choreographic works that have premiered throughout the United States and abroad.