Description of Work
Through movement, spoken word and music, Sasha is striving to make sense of the world, answer the questions we ask ourselves and discover new ones. Sasha is exploring different ways to collaborate as creators and performers and to engage and connect with audiences.
As Creative Director of Sasha Soreff Dance Theater (SSDT), Soreff has been creating and performing multigenerational and participatory dance theater work since 1999. Her work has been presented at venues throughout New York and New England, including the Ailey Citigroup Theater, HERE, Dixon Place, Long Island University, PS 122, the 92nd Street Y, Portland Dances, Governors Island, Dance New Amsterdam, the Harlem Children Society, and WNET Television. Sasha’s new work, “Hineni,” a meditation on Divine calling and sacred struggle, will premiere at University Settlement in New York City in May 2013. Sasha has served on the faculty of Dance New Amsterdam in New York City since 1999, teaching modern dance, anatomy and student performance workshops. She teaches contemporary jazz at the 92nd Street Y. As a dance instructor and facilitator of creative expression, Sasha works in a range of community settings, including senior centers, synagogues, facilities for autistic individuals and Jewish cultural organizations. Sasha’s career as a dancer began with a performance of “Feeding the Ducks” at a senior center in her hometown of Portland, Maine when she was five. Since then, she has danced with a number of noted choreographers and was a founding company member of Isabel Gotzkowsky and Friends (1998-2004). She has studied acting inspired by the Meisner technique with Fred Kareman. She graduated from high school at North Carolina School of the Arts with a concentration in modern dance and received a BA from Barnard College. Sasha currently calls Brooklyn, NY home.
"The Shoelace Project"
"The Other Shoe" (excerpt)