Sarah Yvonne Chappell
Sarah was born in Huntsville, Alabama and studied ballet at the Briarwood Ballet in Birmingham. During her high school training, she attended the Houston Ballet, Ballet Magnificat! and American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensives. Sarah opted to home school her senior year of high school in order to dance as a Soloist for the Alabama ballet and danced there for two seasons. Her principal roles included Dew Drop and Sugar Plum in the Nutcracker. Soloist roles in Roger Van Flettern’s Tickling the Ivories, Wes Chapman’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Coppelia. Since 2000 she has performed as a Guest Artist nationally and internationally, trained and coached dancers as well as set numerous choreography projects on many local schools and companies including Ballet Tennessee, Chattanooga School of Creative Arts, and Chattanooga Christian School. Her most recent adventures include opening SPOT Venue & Ballet Esprit in the Brainerd Arts District, fostering the passion of dancers and creatives of all ages. Sarah is a certified in Pilates, Yoga and Progressing Ballet Technique, offering a strong foundation and holistic approach to dance education and the healing arts. Sarah celebrated her 20th year of teaching ballet this spring! She is also in her Senior year at UTC studying business administration; looking forward to graduating in May 2019. When the work hats are off, she enjoys spending every second of free time with her husband Lance, 6 children and two cats!