Sarah Marks Mininsohn grew up and began her dance training in the Baltimore, MD area. She holds a BA in Dance and Sociology from Wesleyan University, where she danced with Darrell Jones, Nicole Stanton, Katja Kolcio, Hari Krishnan, Susan Lourie, and Dante Brown.
She now lives in Philadelphia. Here, she attended Headlong Performance Institute, studying with David Brick, Amy Smith, Shavon Norris, Jungwoong Kim, Asimina Chremos, and Raphael Xavier. In Philly, Sarah has been in works by Headlong, Leah Stein Dance Company, and Dance Exchange.
She currently co-directs and choreographs for At Attic, a performance collaboration that creates new work and hosts local artists. At Attic has performed and produced in conjunction with The Greenfield Collective, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, Headlong, and FringeArts.
Throughout her creative process, Sarah moves toward, into, and through situations of tension, considering what can be unearthed through mining the vulnerable and the risky as options for moving through the world. Her choreography highlights both tenuous and pleasurable aspects of human relationships, placing mundane interactions in conversation with whimsy and spectacle. Drawing upon contact improvisation techniques, she incorporates falling and weight sharing as physical manifestations of these interactions. She choreographs mainly duet and group works, for spaces ranging from shadowy attics, to proscenium theaters, to kitchens. Sarah carries a deep care for audiences—she strives to inspire audience empathy, pulling spectators closer to the work. She believes that physical conversations between breathing bodies can open us up to new options for how to exist with one another.