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Directors

Directors

 
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Sarah Goldstone | Associate Artistic Director 

Sarah Goldstone is the associate artistic director and co-founder of Foster Dance Studios in Evanston, Illinois. Sarah received her bachelor of fine arts degree from the Juilliard school in 2009. While at Juilliard, she trained intensely with world renowned teachers Lawrence Rhodes, Risa Steinberg, Alphonse Poulin and many others. She had the privilege to perform the repertory of Ohad Naharin, Julian Barnett, Twyla Tharp, Lar Lubovitch and Jose Limon, as well as new creations by Larry Keigwin, Azure Barton, Nicolo Fonte and Matthew Neenan. originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sarah performed extensively with Moving People Dance, working with choreographers Sam Watson, Robert Moses, Max Stone, Gail Gilbert and Ronn Stewart. She has danced with Same Planet Different World Dance Company, Danceworks Chicago and Cocodaco Dance Project.

 
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David Maurice | Interim Artistic Director

David Maurice, began training with César Degollado while attending the University of Arizona. In school David performed works by Donald McKayle, Charles Weidman, and George Balanchine. After leaving school he has worked with Ate9 Dance Company, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Cocodaco Dance Project, Loni Landon Dance Project, Alex Ketley, & Roderick George. He has assisted and taught alongside Jon Ole Olstad, has taught workshops at the University of California Santa Barbara, University of California Irvine, Loyola Marymount, has assisted Loni Landon both in classes and in her casting and choreographing of the award winning film Saturday Church directed & written by Damon Cardasis. He assisted Barak Marshall’s creation, The Castaways, for Ballet Rambert. With Kevin Jenkins, he has won Dance Magazine's Dance for Camera Editor's Choice for October, 2013 (Snap, Pop), toured to Jacob's Pillow's Inside/Out, and continues to serve as his rehearsal director. David Maurice has choreographed for Cocodaco Dance Project, Santa Barbara Dance Theater, Condanza, and Ate9 dance company.