Sasha Welsh is a choreographer whose work explores states of awareness, the potential of memory and imagination, and the limitations and possibilities of the human body. Her choreography has been seen in venues such as Movement Research at the Judson Church, Fridays at Noon at the 92nd Street Y, Dance Conversations at the Flea, Dixon Place, Performance Mix at Joyce Soho, AUNTS, the INOVA galleries (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Studio 303 (Montreal). As a performer, Sasha has most recently collaborated with Siri Peterson and Deborah Black, and performed for Laurie Berg and Megan Byrne in New York. She also traveled to Japan to collaborate and improvise with Noriko Kato at the Aomori Contemporary Art Center.
Sasha earned her MFA at Temple University and her BA at Swarthmore College, received the PDDS degree from Laban Centre London, and is a fully certified Pilates instructor. As an educator, one of Sasha’s passions is dance conditioning and injury prevention. She has studied with Irene Dowd since 2005 (and has assisted and demonstrated for her at Movement Research: Spirals, Horizons, Volutes, Orbits, and the Turnout Dance among others). She has taught at the University of the Arts, DeSales University, Temple University, Swarthmore College and the Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX). Sasha also maintains a private Pilates practice in New York.
For six years, Sasha hosted a performance salon known as Ulla's House in her Brooklyn apartment. Ulla’s House was an under-the-radar laboratory venue/event that encouraged true risk-taking and supported the development of experimental new projects and ideas. Ulla’s House supported the work of over 70 performing artists in various stages of their careers.
Class Schedule, Fall 2014