ALL ABOUT SARAH RORABECK

CAEA, ABATD, Adv. Dip MT-Performance, PAA, ADA

Voted Best Dance Instructor (Diamond Winner - Oshawa/Whitby) for 2020! Sarah Rorabeck has 14 years of experience educating children ages 3-18 in dance. As a teacher who still works with recreational, part-time and full-time competitive students, she is well versed in all genres, and specializes in Tap, Musical Theatre and Jazz. Currently, Sarah works full-time choreographing award-winning competitive pieces and putting students through their BATD examinations in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern and Acro. 


Sarah Rorabeck is a graduate, with honours, of Sheridan’s prestigious Music Theatre Performance program, where she extensively studied dance, vocal and acting. She holds her Associate level Teacher’s Membership in the BATD in both tap and jazz, and is an accredited adjudicator through Judge Alliance’s PAA program. She is a founding member of the Acro Dance Adjudicators (ADA), where she became a certified Acro and Dance Adjudicator. Currently, she is studying and making her way through modules in the Radar Technique by Rebecca Davies. Sarah is also certified through the Canadian Red Cross with her Standard First-Aid and CPR.


Sarah is a member of the CAEA and has performed professionally in musicals like Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Anne of Green Gables (& many more), around Canada, with some film and television work thrown in the mix. She’s even been photographed by world-renowned dance-photographer, Jordan Matter (Dancers Among Us). Coming soon, Sarah will be performing in The Rocky Horror Show at Neptune Theatre.


Sarah is very passionate about dance education, specifically teaching clean and safe technique and exploring performance styles within different genres to keep class exciting. She has won several ‘Best Choreography’ awards, specifically for her Tap and Musical Theatre work. Currently she teaches 6 days a week at Chrome Dance Centre, voted Oshawa/Whitby’s Best Dance Studio 2020. She strongly believes dance teaches such incredible life lessons, and she is thrilled to be able to pass on her knowledge to today’s brave and passionate dancers. 

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THEATRE RESUME

Stage

The Rocky Horror Show - Phantom, U/S Columbia, Magenta - Neptune Theatre

Perry Loved Mary - Mary - Old Flame

Cinderella: the Panto - Ensemble, U/S Citronella - Neptune Theatre

Anne and Gilbert - Prille, U/S Anne, Diana, Josie - The Guild 

Beauty and the Beast - Silly Girl, U/S Lefou - Neptune Theatre

Darling of the Day - Daphne/Dance Captain - TIFT

The Addams Family - Dead Bride - Neptune Theatre

Mary Poppins - Ensemble - Neptune Theatre

Anne of Green Gables - Gertie Pye, U/S Diana - Charlottetown Festival

Evangeline - Ensemble - Charlottetown Festival

Merrily We Roll Along - Mary - Theatre Sheridan

Chicago - Ensemble - Theatre Sheridan

Spring Awakening - Ensemble/Dance Captain - Theatre Sheridan

Oklahoma! - Ensemble - Theatre Sheridan


Film

Your Special Canada - Dancer - CBC

Dish It Out - Thanksgiving: Daughter - Foerster Productions, Food Network


Education

Acro Dance Adjudicators - Founding Member - 2020

Professional Adjudicators Alliance - Accredited Adjudicator - 2019

Sheridan College - Graduate: Advanced Diploma - Music Theatre Performance, with honours - 2013

Monsignor Paul Dwyer CHS - Performing Arts Specialty Program - 2009

British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD) - Associate Member: Certified Dance Educator, with honours - 2010

Adjudicator - 2019


Special Skills

Side Aerial, Advanced Tap Dancing, Head Balances, Intermediate Ukulele, Belching on Demand

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DANCE INSTRUCTION & ADJUDICATION RESUME

Instruction/Teaching

Chrome Dance Centre - Competitive, Recreational, Exam Teacher. Choreographer.  - 2015 - Present

Quick Ball Change - Guest Instructor, Substitute Teacher - GTA - 2013 - Present

Neptune Theatre School - Guest Artist: Dance Instructor and Seminar Speaker - 2018/2019

Jr. Mirvish Intensive - Travelling Stage - Guest Artist: Intensive Instructor - 2018

Dance Stars Academy - PEI - Guest Artist: Intensive Instructor - 2017

Sheridan College - Music Theatre Performance Program - Dance tutor - 2011-2013

Janice Lynn School of Dance - Competitive, Recreational, Exam Teacher. Choreographer.  - 2005 - 2014

Awards/Recognition Highlights 

*2019/2020 List only. Please contact for larger list from previous years.

Reader's Choice Awards - Oshawa/Whitby's Best Dance Instructor 2020

Xtreme Dance Competition - Best Musical Theatre choreography - "Contemporary 1-0-1" Solo

Shooting Stars Dance Competition - Choreography award - “Body Language” Jazz Group

Choreography award - “Taylor the Latte Boy” & “Taylor’s Rebuttal” Musical Theatre Solos

Choreography Award - “Dueling Banjos” Tap duet

Northern Stars Dance Competition Choreography award - “Body Language” Jazz Group

Choreography award - “You Gotta Be” Tap solo

Dance Attack Canada Competition Choreography - best Tap “Le Jazz Hot” Tap Group

Choreography - best Musical Theatre “Both Reached for the Gun” Musical Theatre Group

Choreography award - Sessional “Duelling Banjos” Tap duet

Karv Dance Challenge Choreography award - “This is Me” Open Group

Shine Dance Competition Choreography award - Highest Inter. “You Gotta Be” Tap Solo

Cadence Dance Finals  Teen Miss Cadence Champion - Solo Choreographer

Adjudication

*2020 List only

Shooting Stars Dance Competition - 2020

Northern Stars Dance Competition - Special Awards Judge 2020

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