FULL BIOGRAPHY

Sarita's 'passion for expression' through dance was apparent before she could walk and without doubt it became the making of her success story. She grew up in Leeds in the intercity area of Chapeltown; with community love it was beautifully rich, exciting and soulful but when it was bad, it was nothing but ’tough’! Ironically, having the renowned 'Northern School of Contemporary Dance’ only a street away from from home which she attended from ages 6-20 years, her individuality flourished and self discipline and drive were installed. Here she developed her dreams from observing the many greats who went before her. 

 

Sarita first began to make her own work as a choreographer at the end of her journey with The National Dance Company of Wales in 2008, in producing and directing an all female trio which later became known as Enuki Entertainment. At this time she also began regularly creating and performing her own solo's, including works sought by theatre programme (Un)tamed, pop star Rebecca Ferguson and rising star composer/musician Tokio Myers. Most recently she revealed her newest love of creating for screen whilst working on ‘Been So Long’, a much anticipated British musical Film due for release 2018. This followed her curiosity to learn more about creating for film which led to the participation of a course with Choreographer and Movement Directer Francesca Jaynes (Films with: Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, and Mike Leigh). Subsequently, Sarita's talent was picked up and the opportunity presented. 

 

For over a decade Sarita has been directed by numerous choreographers as a movement facilitator and often took the role as choreographer assistant, supporting the likes of Lynne Page (on Petshop Boys, American Psycho and Viva forever) and Arlene Philips (on 'Dance Me to the End of Love' with Edward Watson - Royal Ballet). In 2016 she became an associate creative director and choreographer for Union Dance working on a variety of projects. For live performances, for screen and in theatre she has coached both actors and singers including the likes of BAFTA award winning actor Michaela Cole. In the last couple of years Sarita suddenly found herself juggling numerous choreography works of her own, with little time for performance, she has embraced this exciting shift in her career. Recent works include Choreography and Movement Direction for Manoto TV, theatre productions 'Awa’s Journey' (Arcola Theatre), Resolution ‘Glimpses’ (The Place theatre), 'Anything Goes' musical (Hackney Empire), pilot dance film 'Nino’s Dimension' (Union Dance), and feature film ‘Louder than Words’ by Dann Emmons. Currently she is looking forward to supporting a new production at the National Theatre (Nine Night) and shall continue to develop her own personal projects, focusing on movement for screen. 

 

Before Sarita’s work as a choreographer and movement director she was firstly recognised and established as a performance artist with a credit list at hand which has spun over 16 years. Sarita’s ventures include 7 years as a resident dancer for leading British Contemporary dance companies and performances for choreographers such as Wayne McGregor, Javier De Frutos and Russell Maliphant. Following her life as a specialised contemporary dance artist, Sarita undertook a bold step in to the commercial dance industry performing many differing forms of dance for productions such as 'Take That’ (Circus Tour), The X Factor TV show, Channel perfume TV commercial, and James Bond movie ‘Spectre’.  Among the many jobs as a freelance dancer she also performed acting roles for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: Dr Faustus and The God of Soho, and played Jhiqui on Game of Thrones TV series. 

©2018 SARITA PIOTROWSKI.