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Sarah Hogland-Gurulé is an Albuquerque based movement artist who weaves visceral experiences through movement, ritual and imagination. She received her early training as a preprofessional dancer at Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts, then went on to study dance and conservation biology at the University of New Mexico. She has received training in many forms of contemporary and modern dance, improvisation, classical ballet, and baile folklórico.
Upon graduating, Sarah moved to Seattle, WA to pursue dance professionally and experienced a period of profound artistic and personal growth. Through listening and play, she began to experiment with how physical movement could interact with social movements to create embodied strategies for liberation. She also began using dance as a tool for healing from her own chronic illness.
During her time in Seattle, Sarah performed with Pat Graney Company, Alice Gosti, The Three Yells and CHERDONNA. She also presented solo work in various festivals throughout Seattle, WA, Albuquerque, NM, Helena, MT and as part of an emerging choreographers showcase for the world renowned American Dance Festival. She is currently developing material for a new solo work and dances for Yeztli Danza y Arte, who blend Mexican folklórico with contemporary dance.
Sarah is also an arts educator who has taught movement classes to folks of diverse ages, abilities and experiences with movement. Over the last three years, she has devoted most of her time as an arts educator to working with youth in the juvenile justice system and focuses on how dance can be a positive strategy for cultivating self empowerment and joy, while also serving as a tool for processing traumas that have been suppressed inside of the body. Sarah believes that embodied healing and justice practices are central to shifting paradigms towards collective transformation and liberation.