Sarah Perry is an internationally renowned movement coach and director. Based in the UK she lives in beautiful Bradford on Avon, not too far from Bath/Bristol. Her US dual Nationality gives her free reign to work on projects in the United States.
Sarah’s original professional grounding was in the Theatre and 20 years as an actor before becoming a Movement Coach enabled her to absorb herself fully in both her love of Literature and the Performing Arts. Since 2010 she has worked as a Movement Director, Movement, Character & Performance Coach and Motion Capture Director working across Film, TV, Animation, VR and Theatre. Sarah works predominantly with Actors, but also with Singers, Musicians, Dancers, Animators, Child Performers and other Creatives who tell their stories through movement, character, expression, emotion and performance.
She has studied at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), The Young Vic Youth Theatre, The Laban Institute of Movement Studies and at Trinity Laban to name a few, training extensively in a wide range of movement and performance disciplines including over 1000 hours of Yoga Teacher training.
With a BA (Hons) degree in Dance, Drama and English Literature from De Montfort University, a post graduate diploma in Acting at the Oxford School of Drama and years of working with and coaching 100’s of actors, dancers, animators and professional movers, her experience in the field is beyond compare.
She founded Shapes in Motion in 2010 a professional development community for actors, movers and makers of all disciplines where she provides a range of high quality and specialist movement trainings in all movement disciplines for actors, dancers, physical performers, movement specialists and performers who tell their stories through character, movement and performance. She holds her classes, workshops and rehearsals at the prestigious Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.
When not in rehearsals, on set or on location you’ll likely find Sarah on the Yoga mat. Her work as a yoga teacher since 2008 and a Yoga Therapist since 2013 brings her love and passion for Yoga and Movement to people from all walks of life, and keeps her well-grounded amid a varied and busy professional life.
Sarah brings her inimitable calm and professionalism to the sometimes hectic and dynamic stage and set environment and, with her thoroughly can-do attitude and professional skill, is relied upon by producers and directors to competently and cheerfully handle whatever comes her way.