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.
Number 9 Films
Directed by Marianne Elliot
6-part TV drama – Released October 2023
Directed by Charles Martin
Season 3, eps 4-7 – Released 2022
Bad Wolf / BBC
Directed by Weronika Tofilska, Charles Martin, Russell Dodgson.
VR Experience 2022-2023
On tour UK, Europe, USA & Australia
East City Films
Directed by Darren Emerson
Season 3 – Released 2022
Bad Wolf / Sky
Directed by Jamie Donoughue, Debs Paterson
S4, Ep 5
Movement Coach: Self, Alan Carr, Jennifer Saunders & Tom Davis
Movement & Performance Director
Royal Shakespeare Company
Bad Wolf / Sky
Directed by Farren Blackburn, Philippa Langdale, Jonathan Teplitzky
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