Sarah Zuccaro has been dancing for 23 years. Starting off in the more traditional forms of dance, she is proficient in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, American-style social Ballroom, and the Latin dances. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelors of Science in Dance Performance and Choreography. In addition to her degree, Sarah also has her Bronze American style teacher certification by Diane Jarmalow through Fred Astaire, levels 1-4 Zouk instructor certifications through Kim Rottier of Zouk NY, and her intermediate/advanced musicality certification by Carlos da Silva of Rio Dance Studio in Prague.
Sarah’s professional dance career started when she was 17 with freelance jazz and hip hop work. Major performance credits include appearances on “Showtime at the Apollo” and “Good Morning America,” a featured performer in “Witness the Magic”- a local professional magic/dance show, and Encore Musical Theatre’s “Club Morocco”. In college, she switched gears with the opportunity to perform in several modern pieces created by well-known, professional choreographers such as Daniel Gwirtzman, Shauna Steele, and Amy Cova. When taking on a position as a Ballroom instructor after graduation, her work and dance focus shifted to the partner dances, bringing about opportunities like being a featured performer in deaf rapper Sean Forbes’ music video “Lets Mambo” and “Dancing with the All Stars” – a celebrity charity event for autism.
Sarah has also recently worked with the Luna Dancers, which is a commercial entertainment dance company that performs full-length shows in the genres of Hip Hop, Jazz, and go-go exclusively for Luna Nightclub, a well-known and award winning dance club in Metro-Detroit.
As her career developed and evolved, Sarah became highly trained and experienced in Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, and Brazilian Zouk, which is now where her focus lies long term. She has collected many finalist placements and has had the opportunity to headline as a performer and instructor at many festivals and congresses in all of these genres. She is now currently employed at the Dance Pavilion teaching privates, group lessons, and choreographing and performing pro/am showcases as well as traveling freelance with various partners mostly performing and teaching in Zouk and Kizomba.
Sarah is in gaining recognition for her dynamic choreographies and her ability to apply her classical training to the social dances. She is in high demand nationwide for teaching, coaching, performing and choreographing because of her level of training, education, and success in practically all forms of dance and is really looking forward to all of the exciting adventures booked for the rest of 2014!