Sara Barney Lustig was born in Providence, Rhode Island and began her studies at Providence Ballet under the direction of Eva Marie Pacheco. She has had the pleasure of working with Providence Ballet Theatre, Island Moving Company, Spindle City Ballet and various freelance choreographers over the years. In 2011 she graduated with a B.F.A. in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Sara has had the privilege to perform works by Alonzo King, Merce Cunningham, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, Doug Elkins among other great artists. Her training consists of techniques such as Cunningham, Limón, Nikolais along with Composition, Improvisation and Ballet techniques such as the Vaganova Method and ABT’s Pedagogy. After graduation she was awarded the Kenan Fellowship with Lincoln Center Institute which enabled further experience in the field of arts and education alongside LCE Teaching Artists in New York City with grades Pre-K through collegiate level including Special Education and ESL classes. In 2015 she graduated with a M.A. from the London Contemporary Dance School where she had the honor of performing on tour with the University’s collegiate company, EDge, performing works by Ben Wright, Joe Moran, Yael Flexer and Trisha Brown. She has a strong background in teaching Ballet and Modern to all ages and is thrilled to be on faculty at Chrystie Street Ballet Academy and Spoke the Hub.