Sara Coffin (she/her) is an award-winning dance artist, choreographer, dance educator and Co-Artistic Director of Mocean Dance. Coffin has been teaching and creating interdisciplinary contemporary dance work for twenty years. She received the NS Established Artist Award in 2018, her MFA in Choreography (Smith College), BFA in Dance (Simon Fraser) University and BSc Kinesiology Science (Dalhousie).
Coffin has created over 30 dance works, her choreographic work has been presented in many prominent Canadian dance festivals and in the United States. Her research interests include interdisciplinary collaboration, technology as an extension of the body, contact improvisation, and the poetic junction between vulnerability, resiliency, and courage.
As a dance educator, Coffin teaches at Halifax Dance and has taught as adjunct faculty at Smith College and Hampshire College in Massachusetts, as visiting artist at Universidad Rafael Landívar (Guatemala City), Earth Dance, and as a guest artist at Holland College School of Performing Arts (Charlottetown,PEI), NSCAD (Halifax) and University of Alberta (Edmonton). www.saracoffin.ca