• Icon Sam: Temple Dances, Artist-in-Residence at Cowles Center

    I am hiking up my tutu and rolling up my sleeves as I embark upon a year as the first Artist-in Residence at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts. Chief among my activities is researching the site-specific/immersive work "Icon Same: Temple Dances" (working title) set to premiere June 14, 2018. See updates on Facebook and here. Meanwhile, look for me on every floor, in the nooks and crannies of the former Masonic Temple turned art center as I mine the stories of this beautiful place.

    photo by Lindsay Morris

  • The Glue Factory

    Along with Laurie van Wieren, I will be part of Beth Corning's cool series - THE GLUE FACTORY PROJECT - original dance/theater works created on nationally and internationally renowned performers over the age of 45 (actually launched in Minneapolis in 2000!). I will perform and generate new material for this piece entitled 6 A Breast -the absurd life of women (working title). I traveled to Pittsburgh in April to begin rehearsals - what a great city! The performances will be at the New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh, September 6-10, 2017.

  • Artists respond to Election

    THIS MACHINE, in association with Bad and Nasty’s “Not My President's Day" 

    Diverse performers, artists, thinkers, and makers of all kinds from Minneapolis, around the country and the world come together to redefine our public space from one of singular and stagnant violence and isolation to one of connection, complexity and motion in repsonse to the recent election.


  • McKnight Fellows (I'm one!) perform at Cowles Center

    I was honored and humbled to show the solo Arthur Pita choreographed for me alongside such stellar artists, my fellow Fellows, the 2014 & 2015 McKnight Dance Fellowship awardees: Alana Morris, Brian Evans, Kaleena Miller, Kenna Cottman, and my Vermont-born comrade Max Wirsing. Here's a peak:  https://vimeo.com/170067970

  • Sally named 2014 McKnight Fellow in Dance

    I am so grateful for this honor, particularly at this time of transition from James Sewell Ballet – the company I co-founded nearly 25 years ago and nurtured from New York to Minnesota and 25 states in between (plus Bermuda).