Sarah Fahie`s biography

sarah fahie choreographer & movement director
Australian-born Sarah Fahie trained as a
dancer at the London Contemporary Dance
School following a degree in Performance,
Dramaturgy, Culture Studies and Literature at
the University of Melbourne. She went on to
specialise in choreography and received her
MA in 1999. Her work covers engagements as a
choreographer, movement and revival director
in the fields of opera, theatre and
contemporary dance projects. She is also active
in research and teaching. In 2003 she received
a Jerwood Foundation Choreography Award.
Sarah Fahie’s projects have included
movement direction for The Gambler (Richard
Jones’ production) and choreography and
movement for Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica
(Jones) at The Royal Opera House, Covent
Garden; choreography and movement for Peter
Grimes (Jones) at La Scala, for Rodelinda at
English National Opera and The Bolshoi and
Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne. Sarah has
acted as Revival Director for Jones’ Falstaff
production at Glyndebourne and directed the
semi-staging of Der Rosenkavalier at the BBC
Proms. She made her Norwegian début with
Oliver Mears’ production of Don Giovanni for
Bergen National Opera.
With Stephen Medcalf Sarah has collaborated
on Aida at the Royal Albert Hall, Capriccio for
Grange Park Opera, The Bartered Bride for
Mid Wales Opera. She has acted as
choreographer for Elaine Kidd’s productions of
La Traviata and
La Bohème for Opera
Holland Park and was engaged as movement
director for Peter Eötvös’ As I Crossed a Bridge
of Dreams directed by Patrick Dickie at the
Almeida Theatre and John Fulljames’
production of The Birds by Ed Hughes for The
Opera Group and worked with Olivia Fuchs for
Hansel und Gretel for Garsington Opera. Sarah
has acted as associate and revival director for
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and
recently made her Young Vic début with Nick
Gill’s adaptation of The Trial.
At the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
she has choreographed several productions
including Le Rencontre Imprévue, Mignon and
and The Cunning Peasant with Stephen
Medcalf; Le Nozze di Figaro with Stephen
Langridge and Masquerade with Martin LloydEvans.
The DVD of the Royal Opera production of Il
Tabarro and Suor Angelica on Opus Arte won
both an Opera and Gramophone award. Peter
Grimes from La Scala is released on the same
Her plans include the revival Richard Jones’
production of Il Trittico at the Royal Opera
House (revival director and choroegrapher),
the première of Philip Venables’ 4:48
Psychosis for the Royal Opera House at the
Lyric Hammersmith with Ted Huffman and
Don Giovanni with both English National
Opera (Jones) and Northern Ireland Opera
January 2016
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