Sarah Konner

Teaching Fellow in Dance

Sarah is a white woman with blue eyes, light brown curly hair matched by the colors in her scarf; her head is turned to look towards the camera and she is outdoors.

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B.A., B.S., University of Michigan


Sarah Konner is a dance artist, improviser and movement educator. She is interested in dance as a process of evolution and a means of storytelling. She is drawn to site-specific performance, collaboration, intimacy and kindness.

Konner’s performance work has been presented at museums, theaters and colleges throughout New York City and the United States. She has been working in collaboration with Austin Selden creating dance theater for more than a decade. Together they have performed at notable venues, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, Dixon Place, Danspace Project, Berkshire Fringe Festival, FLICFest at the Irondale, West End Theater, Dance New Amsterdam, Triskelion Arts, Dance Complex Boston, A.W.A.R.D. Show! Philadelphia and the Kennedy Center. Aside from her work with Austin, Konner has collaborated with Chavasse Dance & Performance, Anneke Hansen, Shura Baryshnikov, setGO Performance, Megan Kendzior, Jessica Harris, Kendell Geers, Alex| Xan: The Median Movement and Headlong Dance Theater. She also practices and teaches contact improvisation throughout the country and internationally, co-organizes CI Ground Research since 2012, and leads a yearly all-women’s CI Lab weekend.

Konner has been on faculty at Movement Research and Gibney Dance Center, and has been a guest teaching artist at Interlochen Arts Academy, Purchase College, the Juilliard School, 100 Grand Dance, Play Practice India, Brown University, the University of Michigan and Oakland University. She holds a bachelor’s in dance and a bachelor’s in ecology from the University of Michigan, and is certified in yoga, Pilates and Body-Mind Centering.