Sabra Perry began dancing at the Parksville Ballet School under the direction of Linda Klassen, and completed her formal training at Canada’s National Ballet School. After performing for two years with the National Ballet of Canada, she was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to continue her studies in modern dance. Ms. Perry later relocated to New York, where she studied at the Merce Cunningham Studio, and became a member of the company’s repertory group. She went on to perform with the Hartford Ballet and Dances Patrelle, and as a freelance dancer with numerous New York-based ballet and contemporary companies.
In 1999, at the invitation of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, she joined Complexions Contemporary Ballet. In 2008, she was appointed to the position of assistant ballet mistress.
Ms. Perry has had the honor of performing in works by Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson, George Balanchine, Merce Cunningham, Thaddeus Davies, Ulysses Dove, Martha Graham, Nicolo Fonte, William Forsythe, Jodie Gates, Jae Man Joo, Francis Patrelle, Kathryn Posin, and Juan Rodriguez.
Ms. Perry regularly teaches workshops and master classes for Complexions. She is also a faculty member at Ballet Academy East in New York, a returning guest teacher at Alabama Dance Theater and the Parksville Ballet School, and a certified Pilates instructor.
Ms. Perry holds a BA in dance from SUNY/Empire State College in New York. www.sabraperry.com