Sarah Anastasia Megee - soon to be Dahlseide!
(Sarah got engaged to her sweetie, Mike, over the holidays! Congrats Sarah and Mike!)
Trained in: I did most of my training at the School of Alberta Ballet in Calgary, Alberta where I took classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and even a bit of Tap!
There I completed my Advance II Examination in the Cecchetti Method my senior year of high school as well as was asked to perform with the Alberta Ballet company. I also trained at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City.
Drew Jacoby (formerly of Alonzo King Lines Ballet) has always been a dancer who inspired and amazed me. Her strength and versatility as an artist is awe inspiring and she is also tall like me!
If I weren't a dance professional:
An Occupational Therapist working with children and youth.
Favourite post-class meal:
Thai Chicken Soup.
Why I teach: I love the relationship building with students and families and the sense of community that a dance school can foster. I also adore seeing the progress students can make over time and the self-confidence, discipline and determination that dance can instill in young people.
Best advice for up and coming dance professionals:
Never say never. After I finished dancing I swore I would never teach... and here I am today teaching and absolutely loving it! Your career or path may not go as planned but the journey and the outcome will always be for the better. Be open to new experiences and new directions that you might not have explored and keep pushing yourselves to grow and evolve not just as a dancer but as a human being.