Movement Director & Coach



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



His Dark Materials: S3
Season 3, eps 4-7 Released 2022
Movement Coach
Bad Wolf / BBC



In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats
VR Experience 2022
Movement Director
East City Films
Directed by Darren Emerson



A Discovery of Witches: S3
Season 3 – Released 2022
Movement Coach
Bad Wolf / Sky



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



Dream
March 2021
Movement & Performance Director
Royal Shakespeare Company



A Discovery of Witches: S2
Season 2 – Released January 2021
Movement Coach
Bad Wolf / Sky



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