Sarah is a professional performer, cultural worker and arts manager working for companies, organisations, independent collectives and on individual freelance projects. Her background is with Vulcana Women’s Circus in Australia, with primary skills of aerials, acrobatics, hula hoop, sideshow and physical theatre. From 2009 – 2014 she worked in New Zealand with companies such as The Dust Palace, Touch Compass Dance Co., Tim Bray Productions and on productions including Shortland Street and Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Worlds Away’. In 2015 Sarah performed at Adelaide Fringe Festival with Sideshow Wonderland, made and internationally premiered her critically acclaimed one woman show ‘Kookoo the Bird Girl’, became an Australia Council for the Arts Sync Leader, and was an artist on the international ‘Unfixed’ arts and technology residency. In 2016 Sarah spoke about 'Freaks Like Me' at Festival of Dangerous Ideas at Sydney Opera House, and undertook a creative development with Circus Oz and Extraordinary Bodies (UK). In 2017, Sarah spoke at TEDxSydney (ICC), was an artist in 'Scent of Sydney' for Sydney Festival, regularly performed at Oyster Club, and performed at the Australian Embassy in Berlin for the Australia-Berlin Culture Exchange.
As a creative producer and project manager, Sarah specialises in innovative arts and and culture projects. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work (First class honours, specialising in community cultural development) / Bachelor of Arts (majoring in sociology and politics) from the University of Queensland and is a Sydney 2000 Paralympic swimming finalist. Sarah has worked formally in the disability, arts and culture sector since 2005, in advocacy, lobbying, community development, group facilitation, training delivery, events, accessible arts, research, development coordination, community engagement and project management. Internationally, she has managed the InterAct disability arts festival NZ, applied theatre program 'Mind Over Manner', and cultural development projects, working with human service organisations, local councils, community organisations, arts organisations, venues and artists from diverse backgrounds. In the last two years Sarah worked for Accessible Arts, managing the biennial Arts Activated conference, and at Uniersity of Technology Sydney as accessibility specialist.