Zehnder Dance

Performing Group

ZEHNDER DANCE is a New England-based contemporary dance company known for its commanding physicality, boldness and architectural precision, seeking to challenge, excite and surprise the mind through the power of the moving body. The company was established in 2010 to showcase Artistic Director Sarah Zehnder’s articulate and intense vision, which also draws upon her unique choreographic background in hip-hop.The company’s working method stems from the need to connect while maintaining individuality thus creating a community where human physical connection is most important. Whether through architectural placement of bodies in and through space or complex partnering within duets and trios, there is the constant desire to form relationships that evoke emotion and attention to the human experience while also embracing the uniqueness of the individual.Sarah Zehnder, Artistic Director of Zehnder Dance, is originally from Ohio, where she began her training as a hip-hop dancer. Zehnder’s work has been produced internationally, performing at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Florence Summer Dance (Italy), DUMBO Dance Festival, Reverb International Dance Festival, Pasadena Dance Festival, the MAD Festival, Midwest RAD Festival, and the Women in Dance Project (NYC and Chicago). Her work has been presented at Dixon Place, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, MMAC, Gowanus Arts, Triskelion Arts, 92nd Y, Greenspace, and CPR. 

Primary Discipline

Dance - Modern / Contemporary

Additional Disciplines

Dance - General
Dance - Hip Hop
Dance - Jazz


Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class

Additional Information

  • Year founded: 2010
  • Is a Teaching Artist
  • Is a Touring Artist
  • Approx. 5 events per year
  • Geographic Reach: City/Town-wide, County-wide, Surrounding Counties/Region, State-wide, Surrounding States/Region, Nationally, Internationally
  • Seasons active: Year round