Sara Semonis is a graduate of the University of Iowa (M.F.A.-Dance-Choreography) and Western Illinois University (B.A.-Communication-Public Communication and Human Relations). She has been on faculty at Knox College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and held residences and master classes with multiple universities and regional dance companies. Sara has been at Illinois State University since 2003, serving as Head of the Dance Program from 2008-2018. She has created upwards of 70 original choreographic works that have premiered through the United States and abroad. Sara is a current member of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans and the National Dance Education Organization.
Teaching Interests & Areas
Contemporary/Modern Dance, Composition and Interdisciplinary Choreographic Projects, Dance Kinesiology, Dance Pedagogy and related topics in Dance Teacher Education