Photo Credits: Phil Buck, Carlos Funn, Jeff Boe
Sadie Lehmker is a freelance dancer and choreographer with roots in the Tampa Bay area.
Sadie received her B.A. in Dance Studies magna cum laude from the University of South Florida with a focus in Dance History and Honors College Distinction. While at USF, she studied with Lynne Wimmer, Michael Foley, John Parks, Sandra Robinson, Paula Nunez, Jeanne Travers, Dione Noble, and Gretchen Ward Warren, and worked with guest artists Leah Cox, Angela Banchero-Kelleher and Christine Cali. Sadie performed in the 2010 USF School of Theatre and Dance’s production of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s Serenade/The Proposition. She also had the opportunity to study abroad and perform in France in 2008 and returned in 2009 for a solo creative research venture.
In Florida, Sadie worked with St. Petersburg College, Moving Current Dance Collective, Florida Dance Arts, America's Ballet School, Florida Dance Festival, University of South Florida, and Shoes at the Door Dance. Her choreography has been accepted into several festivals in Florida including Moving Current Dance Collective's NewGrounds and NewSeeds Festival, and was selected as a Choreographer-in-Residence for the 2013 Florida Dance Festival.
In 2017, Sadie received her MFA in Dance at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and additionally received a Graduate Certificate in World Performance Studies from the University of Michigan in 2016. Through her time at the University of Michigan, she worked with Charles Gushue/Gushue Moving Arts, Xan Burley + Alex Spring/the Median Movement, and Meredith Monk, as well as university faculty.