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Sarah Duclos

Neoteric Dance Collaborative
Dance Educator / Choreographer
Somersworth, New Hampshire
Sarah Duclos is a freelance choreographer and dance educator, based in New England, who holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Theatre and Dance from the University of New Hampshire. As a young dancer, Duclos worked directly with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange during their two-year residency leading up to The Shipyard Project - sparking a lifelong interest in site-specific, community-based dance work. While studying at UNH, Duclos founded Neoteric Dance Collaborative (NEO) a multi-disciplinary dance company with a mission to build community through the art of dance. NEO has particularly focused this community-building mission in rural and suburban areas of New Hampshire and southern Maine, developing audiences for dance where there were previously none. NEO has performed Duclos’ choreography on stages in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and at City Center in New York City. Duclos has worked as a freelance performer and choreographer, for both theatre and concert dance, and as a dance educator, notably working as a master teaching artist for Boston Ballet’s Education and Community Initiatives, a faculty member at Phillips Exeter Academy’s Department of Theater and Dance - where she served as Interim Director of Dance during the 2015-2016 academic year and internationally as a dance facilitator at the Abhainn Ri Festival of Participation and Inclusion in Callan, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. She specializes in teaching classical ballet (Vaganova method), choreography and composition, dance history, inclusive dance for movers with disabilities and is one of the first dance educators in the world certified to teach all five levels of Giordano jazz technique. Duclos was appointed to the juried New Hampshire Arts in Education Roster in 2016 and she launched an online ballet curriculum for adults called Couch to Ballet in 2019 and continues to produce, direct and teach with Neoteric Dance Collaborative. You can explore more of her work at http://www.vimeo.com/neotericdance
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Formed in 2004, Neoteric Dance Collaborative is a project-based dance company dedicated to realizing the artistic vision of Sarah Duclos. Operating in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, NEO is home for Sarah’s explorations in dance, theatre and STEAM education initiatives. NEO's mission is to change the way that people experience dance – whether that’s on stage, in a studio, in a classroom or in a community. Two key components of making dance for modern times are crafting experiences that lift the veil between the creative process and the final product and using artistic collaborations as a tool to build stronger communities. Neoteric Dance Collaborative does this by collaborating with local businesses, community organizations, and artists of all disciplines.

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