Sarah Haslock-Johnson’s background chronicles over 20 years of diverse dance experience. She is a distinguished graduate of the Royal Academy of Dance; London, England. At the RAD she had the opportunity to study under some of the greatest practitioners and teachers of our time. Her teaching credentials include:
CPD tutor and CBTS tutor for the Royal Academy of Dance
Diploma of the Royal Academy of Dance; 1993
Distinguished graduate and Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance
Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance
Modern (jazz) Associate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance
National Dance Associate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance
Examined under Tamara Karsarvina’s Syllabus; exclusive to R.A.D
Her unique qualifications allow her the authority to teach the coveted RAD education syllabi. Today the RAD has over 13000 teaching members responsible for the education of over 250,000 students in over 80 countries. It is the largest internationally recognized dance organization designed to advance the standards of teaching in classical ballet.
Upon graduation, Sarah went on to accomplish a successful career in the entertainment industry in both the UK and Asia. She performed in numerous music shows such as the Brit Music Awards and MTV awards. She has also performed with great artists such as Simply Red, Boyzone and Robbie Williams. While in Asia she had the opportunity to work with renowned film and pop legend Andy Lau.
It was during this time that she signed a recording contract with BMG records and went on to release an album with two other females. Her group, called NS2, performed in the UK and Asia in front of crowds of over 70,000!
She has gained extensive experience instructing children over the years in various national and international settings. She was the department chair for North Atlanta High School’s dance program and extensively restructured their program and was on the faculty at Atlanta Ballet.
As the artistic director of The RDA, under Sarah’s guidance, numerous students have gained acceptance into year-round programs, summer programs and companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey, The Bolshoi Academy, The Royal Ballet, Walnut Hill Performing Arts, Orlando Ballet and Colorado Ballet. She has also assisted students in gaining acceptance into local dance colleges including Kennesaw and Brenau University Dance Departments.
Originally from Pennsylvania, has been teaching ballet and contemporary for over thirty years. She toured Eastern Europe twice with Movement Laboratories, and was an award-winning dancer at Showstoppers and Dance Masters of America for several years in a row.
She has participated in the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Teacher’s Workshop, Finis Jhung, New York City Dance Alliance, and Broadway Dance Center’s Teacher Workshops.
After beginning her teaching career in Reading, Pennsylvania for well over sixteen years, she has continued her teaching in Chicago, Minneapolis, and here in Georgia, along with private coaching at all locations. Most recently, Robyn has been a teacher, private coach, and choreographer for Orlando Molina Ballet Training Center.
Robyn has helped students achieve college admissions into Julliard, Marymount, Goucher, Point Park, Butler, University of the Arts, and North Carolina School of the Arts. She has had students go on to star on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Disney Parks Entertainment and Cruises. She has helped students go on to dance professionally with Los Angeles Ballet, Sarasota Ballet, Hubbard Street, Aspen of Santa Fe Ballet, and Kansas City Ballet.