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SARAH ELGART

CHOREOGRAPHER

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Sarah Elgart is an award-winning Choreographer, Director and Producer who has worked extensively in stage, film, television, music videos, circus, alternative venues and more. Elgart has worked with a variety of artists including Robert Downey Jr., Amanda Seyfried, Depeche Mode, Baby Face, and seminal directors such as Catherine Hardwicke, Bob Giraldi, Anton Corbijn, Curtis Hanson, and David Lynch amongst others. In addition to her work in film and television, Sarah has created work for stage and circus, including Dream Angels Circus, a six month Tokyo run with the Moscow Circus. From 1991 until the show wrapped in 1994, Sarah worked as Music Performance Producer and a segment Director for The Disney Channel’s award-winning New Mickey Mouse Club where she headed the music department, produced and oversaw all aspects of three weekly music numbers, and directed multi-camera music numbers and single camera music videos. As such she was integral in both training and jump-starting such talents as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and more. Elgart’s out of the box work includes diverse collaborations including with visual artist Gary Baseman at LACMA , site-specific performance spectacles with the LA World Airports, and ground breaking work creating dance, film, and theater with marginalized populations including transitional homeless women, maximum security women inmates, young people facing critical illness, and more. Her work with 7 maximum security inmates was part of California Institution for Women and included in the Olympic Arts Festival. Sarah Elgart has directed music videos for artists including Mia Doi Todd and Angela Luna, winning six awards for Luna’s video Lies, including The Accolade’s Best in Show. Among others, she has been the recipient of the Vanguard Award for Choreographic Innovation, the LA Weekly Best Choreography Award, and a Bob Fosse Award nominee. She has twice been selected as one of four nationally recognized choreographers for the Sundance Dance Film Labs and recently directed Tell Someone, a PSA for Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles which was nominated for a 2011 Emmy. Selected Awards & Grants -Director Emmy Nominated PSA Tell Someone, 2011 -Bob Fosse Award Nominee, Blockbuster Visa w/ Cindy Crawford -Accolade Award Best Director & Best in Show for Lies -National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (2 time recipient) -Sundance Institute Dance / Film Lab(2 time recipient)

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Film
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Choreographer
Paramount / Dir. JJ Abrams
Red Riding Hood
Choreographer
Warner Bros. / Dir. Catherine Hardwicke
Red Roses and Petrol
Choreographer
Dir. Tamar Hoffs
And The Band Played On
Choreographer
HBO / Dir. Roger Spotiswoode
Bad Influence
Choreographer
Epic Productions / Dir. Curtis Hanson
Earth Girls Are Easy
Choreographer
Dir. Julien Temple
The Cowboy and the Frenchman
Choreographer
Dir. David Lynch / TV Mini Series
Commercials
Budweiser
Choreographer
MJZ Productions / Dir. Fredrik Bond
Legal Aid Foundation 2011
Director
Rold Gold Pretzels
Choreographer
Jason Alexander
Blockbuster Visa
Choreographer
Cindy Crawford
Bugle Boy Jeans
Choreographer
BP (British Petroleum)
Choreographer
Vidal Sassoon
Choreographer
Television
Criminal Minds
Choreographer
CBS
Face Off
Choreographer
SyFy
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Choreographer
Ellen the Musical / NBC
ER
Choreographer
NBC
Lizzie McGuire
Choreographer
Disney Channel
Thirty Something?
Choreographer
ABC
The New Mickey Mouse Club
Segment Director / Choreographer / Producer
1991-94 / Disney
Music Videos
David J "Tidal Wave of Blood" w/ Juliet Landau
Choreographer
Angela Luna "Motherlode"
Director / Choreographer
Lies
Director / Choreographer
Accolade Award Best Director & Best in Show
Mia Doi Todd "The Way"
Director / Choreographer
Depeche Mode "Halo"
Choreographer
Baby Face "It's No Crime"
Choreographer
Diana Ross w/ Michael Jackson "Eaten Alive"
Choreographer
Traveling Wilburys "Wilbury Twist"
Choreographer
Fishbone "Voices of Modern Industry"
Choreographer
Concerts/Tours/Event
The Bacchae
Choreographer
The Getty Center
Dream Angels
Choreographer
Moscow Circus / Tokyo
Everywhere Nowhere
Director/Choreographer
Opening of Influx: Art of LAX
Secrets & Truth
Director/Choreographer
With visual artist Gary Baseman / The Skirball Center
Get Wet: The Water's Edge
Director/Choreographer
The Music Center
Loft SEVEN
Director/Choreographer
Rooftop duet with a helicopter & live music by Wilco's Nels Cline
FlyAway Home
Director / Choreographer
Van Nuys Flyaway / LA World Airports and Dept of Cultural Affairs
FlyAway Home
Director / Choreographer
Commissioned by Los Angeles World Airports & Department of Cultural Affairs
Giggle & Pop
Director/Choreographer
Visual Artist Gary Baseman / LACMA
Stir
Director/Choreographer
Visual Artist Stephen Glassman / LNR Warner Center
Salute to Youth
Choreographer / Segment Producer
Kennedy Center
Theatre
Idle Hands
Choreographer
Broad Theatre
Jacob & Rachel
Choreographer
Wadsworth Theatre

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