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Sharon Penz

Sharon Penz

Contemporary Dance, Improv, Modern

Sharon Penz Sharon studied modern dance, choreography and theatre at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she danced with the Christie Harris Dance Co. Since returning to the Northeast 20 years ago, she has worked independently as a dancer, choreographer, teaching artist, and interdisciplinary performer. Sharon’s choreography has been performed at venues throughout the Northeast, including Movement Research in NYC, and she is the recipient of multiple artist’s grants for her work.  Sharon is also the co-founder and artistic director of Gnomon Shadow Theater; a visionary performance company that blends dance with live shadow puppetry and original sound scores. She holds an MFA in interdisciplinary arts from Goddard College and is a company member of Lokasparsa Dance Projects.


What people are saying about us…

Once again I was smiling deep inside witnessing the Love of Dance emanating from the stage from the littlest ballerina to the oldest dancers.  It is truly evident, the love shared within your dance family.  The respect teacher to student allows for deep respect back, student to teacher, in a time when such things are rare to see.

My thanks for your efforts and integrity, and that of your Clan of teachers.  Quite the tribe you have.  So glad Robin is part of it.


Rose W.

I would just like to take a moment to thank you personally for the fantastic performance!  It was our first UPAC show and it was incredible!!  We look forward to many, many more!  Thank you for offering such a wonderful school here in Saugerties - I am so glad my daughter is a part of it.  She loves it!!!

SBC parent

Thank you Scarlett!!! We are all so fortunate to have you and the Saugerties Ballet Center!

SBC Parent