Sarah “Saza” Dimmick received her BFA in dance education from Arizona State University, and has extensive experience as a dance teacher, director, choreographer and performer. Currently, Saza is the Aristic Director of Epik Dance Company which is a street fusion dance company specializing in all forms of street and technical dance.
As a dance teacher, Saza has been on the dance faculties of Arizona State University and Glendale Community College, Dobson High School and Willow Canyon High School. Most recently, Saza served as School Administrator of Experience Arts School, a Christian arts school and Manager of Creative Arts at City of Grace Church. Saza has also taught and presented curriculum throughout the US, including the Dance and the Child International (DACI) conference and the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) national conferences. She has lectured and taught at universities in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, California, as well as Arizona. Saza has received many awards for her teaching ability, including the prestigious Artsbridge America Scholarship, the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Student Scholarship, and the Arizona State University Intercollegiate Athletics Board’s Award for Most Inspirational Faculty Member. She has been featured in Dance Teacher, Dance Spirit and Dance magazines.
Saza’s choreography credits include the Seattle Supersonics (NBA), the Golden State Warriors (NBA), the Portland Trailblazers (NBA), the Phoenix Suns (NBA), the Seattle Storm (WNBA), the Phoenix Mercury (WNBA), the Miss Teen Arizona Pageant, an episode for MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16,” and performances for several up and coming R&B artist. Her performance credits include works by David Dorfman, Cliff Keuter, Yvonne Rainer, FLUX Dance Project, ODC Theater (SF), the NBA Allstar Games, NBA Celebrity Games. Saza has also toured as a dancer and co-choreographer for the drum and dance group, Street Jam, and was a member and co-choreographer for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad for seven years. In addition, Saza was a featured dancer in a national commercial for On-Demand television.