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dancer, choreographer, dance educator

Sara Coffin - Dance Artist, Halifax, Mocan Dance


Sara Coffin is an independent dance artist, dance educator and Co-Artistic Director of Mocean Dance. Multiple Award winning artist and choreographer, Sara received the Creative Nova Scotia Established Artist Award in 2018.


She holds a MFA in Choreography from Smith College (USA), BFA in Dance from Simon Fraser University and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University.  An award winning choreographer creating 30 dance works, her choreographic work has been presented in many prominent Canadian dance festivals and in the United States.  Coffin’s research interests include interdisciplinary collaboration, technology as an extension of the body, contact improvisation, and the poetic junction between vulnerability, resiliency and courage. 


As a dance educator, Coffin is a guest teacher and visiting lecturer regularly at Holland College (PEI) and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax), she held an Adjunct Faculty position at the five-college consortium in Massachusetts teaching at Smith College, and Hampshire College (2012-14) and has recently taught at Universidad Rafael Landívar in Guatemala City.



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