Sarah can be hired as a Movement Director, a Movement, Character or Performance Coach for TV, Film, Theatre, Animation, VR, Music & other live or digital projects. Sarah can also be called upon as Movement Coordinator, coordinating a team of varied Movement specialists for larger projects & productions.
Sarah’s skills as a coach and director range from character performance & embodiment, developing a movement language and style to suit a project, developing an actors’ or characters movement language & vocabulary, ensemble crowd direction, creature performance research and direction, performance capture movement direction, actor preparation, ensemble devising/choreography, acting & character movement for animators, movement analysis & choreology and wellbeing for actors & creatives.
Sarah coaches for specific roles, honouring the genre and period of the piece, environment, working with green screen, costume, prosthetics, props, the character’s inner world, character journey/arc, personality, mental state, illnesses, conditions, psychology… and how these factors play their part in characterisation & embodiment. Sarah has also coached musicians, singers, presenters, magicians, child performers, writers, journalists and other non-professional performers in various contexts and settings.
You can listen to Sarah talk about her wide range of work from blockbuster movies, to TV specials, to live streamed virtual theatre – discussing characterisation through movement, working with Motion Capture, finding space for playfulness within a creative process and more through creative podcast; ‘Hatching Crows’ hosted by Creative Director & Artist Robin Fuller.
Movement Directing & Coaching Clients
6-part TV drama, Released 2023
Directed by Charles Martin
Season 3, eps 4-7 Released 2022
Bad Wolf / BBC
VR Experience 2022
East City Films
Directed by Darren Emerson
Season 3 – Released 2022
Bad Wolf / Sky
S4, Ep 5
Movement Coach: Alan Carr, Jennifer Saunders & Tom Davis
Movement & Performance Director
Royal Shakespeare Company
Season 2 – Released January 2021
Bad Wolf / Sky
Directed by SDNA and Kirsty Housley
Performance Coach for Jellyfish Pictures
Movement Coach to Karen Gillan (Nebula)
Performance Coach for MPC (Groot)
Directed by James Gunn
Directed by The Wachowskis
Performance Coach for MPC (Reepicheep)
Directed by Michael Apted