Movement Director & Coach

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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 actor preparation, character performance & embodiment, developing a movement language and style to suit a project, developing an actors’ or characters movement language & vocabulary, ensemble crowd direction, rehearsal direction, creature performance research and direction, performance capture movement direction, ensemble devising/choreography, acting & character movement for animators and wellbeing for actors & creatives. 

Sarah coaches one to one for specific roles; considering the character’s inner world, life story, character journey/arc, personality, mental state, illnesses, conditions, psychology, age… and how these factors play their part in characterisation & embodiment. Sarah honours the genre and period of the piece, the performance style and works with the world & environment in which these stories unfold. 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. 

Credits include: 

The Salt Path
Movement Coach
Number 9 Films
Directed by Marianne Elliot

The Burning Girls
The Burning Girls
6-part TV drama – Released October 2023
Movement Coach
Buccaneer Media/Paramount+
Directed by Charles Martin

His Dark Materials: S3
Season 3, eps 4-7 – Released 2022
Movement Coach
Bad Wolf / BBC
Directed by Weronika Tofilska, Charles Martin, Russell Dodgson.

In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats
VR Experience 2022-2023
On tour UK, Europe, USA & Australia
Movement Director
East City Films
Directed by Darren Emerson

A Discovery of Witches: S3
Season 3 – Released 2022
Movement Coach
Bad Wolf / Sky
Directed by Jamie Donoughue, Debs Paterson

There’s Something About Movies
S4, Ep 5
Movement Coach: Self, Alan Carr, Jennifer Saunders & Tom Davis
Sky One

Movement & Performance Director
Royal Shakespeare Company

A Discovery of Witches: S2
Season 2
Movement Coach
Bad Wolf / Sky
Directed by Farren Blackburn, Philippa Langdale, Jonathan Teplitzky

Creature by SDNA
Movement Director
Directed by SDNA and Kirsty Housley

The Floogals
Series 1
Performance Coach for Jellyfish Pictures

Guardians of the Galaxy
Movement Coach to Karen Gillan (Nebula)
Performance Coach for MPC (Groot)
Directed by James Gunn

Jupiter Ascending
Movement Director
Directed by The Wachowskis

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Performance Coach for MPC (Reepicheep)
Directed by Michael Apted