Sarah McQueston, (BFA Hons, BEd)
Sarah McQueston is a Toronto-based dance artist and educator who is excited to call Guelph her new home this fall! As a graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and holding an Honours BFA and BEd degree in dance and science from York University, Sarah has explored many facets of dance throughout her careers as a performer, choreographer and educator. As a dancer, she trained nationally and internationally in intensive settings including The Bates Dance Festival, Doug Varone and Dancers, AHHA Productions, and Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Furthermore, Sarah has danced for Jasmyn Fyffe Dance, Ruth Cansfield Dance Company Inc., Lady Janitor, Artists’ Play Dance Theatre, and Debbie Wilson Productions, among others. She has performed works by such notable artists as Molissa Fenley (New York City), Danny Grossman (Toronto), Charles Gushue (San Francisco), Christopher House (Toronto), and James Kudelka (Toronto), and has also danced on film for Bravo!FACT, MuchFACTand most recently in an original collaborative co-production, Drop. Sarah was chosen as an emerging artist in contemporary dance for the Young Centre for the Performing Arts mentorship program under the guidance of Andrea Nann and Roberto Campanella.
Presently, Sarah McQueston teaches dance in public school boards across Ontario as she continues to create and perform independently. She finds tremendous joy in sharing the wonders, challenges and opportunities for personal and artistic growth through dance education. For her, working with students as they move, create, and grow is inspiring and enlivening both as a teacher and as a dancer!