Sara Procopio is a Brooklyn-based performer, educator and arts manager. She is a founding company member and former Artistic Associate of Shen Wei Dance Arts. From 2001-2012 her work with Shen Wei included originating roles in 10 works, performing and teaching at renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. Since 2012, Sara has performed in the work of choreographer and media artist Jonah Bokaer. Most recently she returned from an appearance at the National Theater of Serbia where Rules of the Game, Bokaer’s newest work, received the Jury Award for Expressivity at the INFANT Festival in Novi Sad.
Sara has taught internationally at the Paolo Grassi School of Milan and the Korea International Dance Festival in Seoul, as well as colleges, universities and festivals across the U.S. including The University of the Arts, The University of North Carolina School for the Arts, Connecticut College, Rutgers University, Middlebury College, Hollins University, Marymount Manhattan College, The American Dance Festival and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. She has created and directed choreographic works for young artists at the Florida School of the Arts, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and the Greenville Fine Arts Center.
In 2012-2013, Sara was an Arts Management Fellow through a program of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center in conjunction with the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Professional Development Program.