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.