Sara Gallo


Assistant Professor

Office: Graff 103
Phone: 435-652-7885

Sara received her MFA degree in Dance from California State University Long Beach in 2011 and BFA degree in Dance from the University of Montana, Missoula in 2004. While living in Missoula, she worked with the Mo-trans Dance Company, under the direction of Amy Ragsdale and Karen Kaufman, as both a performer and a teacher for master classes and artist residencies while on tour. After leaving Montana, Gallo spent several years in the San Francisco Bay Area teaching, choreographing, and performing as a member of several notable dance companies including Kelly Kemp & company, Leyya Tawil’s Dance Elixir, Aura Fischbeck Dance, and Gretchen Garnett and Dancers. While pursuing her graduate degree, she had the pleasure of dancing with Southern California based choreographers Cyrus Parker-Jeannette, Keith Johnson, Christin Sperry-Garcia, and Holly Johnston. Gallo’s own work has been presented in concerts and festivals in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, and numerous other cities throughout the Western United States. Additionally, she has choreographed dances for the American Ballet Theater’s Summer Intensive Program and AMDA Los Angeles. Beyond performance and choreography, Gallo’s true passion has always been dance education. She has taught students of all ages in colleges, universities, public schools and private studios. As full-time faculty at Dixie State University, she teaches technique and theory courses, works with the DSU Dance Company, and choreographs for the Theatre Department’s musical productions.