Sarah, originally from Nova Scotia, worked in Vancouver for eleven years and completed her MFA in Choreography and Performance at Smith College (2014). She led Mocean Dance as Interim Artistic Director for the 2011/2012 season and has since continued with the company as Artistic Associate. She completed her BFA in dance at Simon Fraser University's School for the Contemporary Arts (2003), and her Kinesiology degree (BSc K) from Dalhousie University (2006). Sara was the recipient of the the Santa Aloi Award (2010), Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award (2009), and the BC Emerging Dance Artist Award (2005). Notable artist she has worked with include: Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser (USA) Daelik of MACHiNENOiSY, Jennifer Clarke, Claire French, Mascall Dance, Susan Elliott, The Holy Body Tattoo, and the TILT sound + motion dance company. In 2010, Sara was the catalyst for the creation and presentation of the Canadian premiere of Schreibstuck by German choreographer Thomas Lehmen. Sara is a co-founder for SiNS (sometimes in Nova Scotia) Dance, a collective that traverses Canada. As an artist, her endeavors in research, creation and production have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council, and ArtsNS. Coffin's work has been presented throughout Nova Scotia, in Toronto,Victoria, and Vancouver; including Dancing on The Edge, Dance in Vancouver, ROMP!, Dances for a Small Stage and Toronto's 808 series. As a choreographer Sara is interested in the vulnerability of the human body and our connection and function to technology as a society. Sara has sat on the board of directors for the Dance Centre's Artistic Advisory Committee, CADA/BC and has acted as assistant programmer and teaching faculty for the City of Burnaby at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts for seven years.