Sarah Tan is a Phoenix based artist educator and deviser born and raised in Singapore. She has a B.A. in Theatre Arts and concentration in Education Studies from Carleton College, an MFA in Theatre for Youth and Community from Arizona State University, and is a certified Trauma Support Specialist.
Her background is in modern dance, physical theatre, professional theatre, and drama education. As a scholar, she has researched digital creations with young people, the performance of identity, and the intersection between the performing arts and healing trauma. Her primary research is in how creative spaces exist in digital platforms among youth. Other areas of interest and continued education include trauma-informed creative practice, and JEDI (Justice, Economic Dignity, and Independence) in communities.
As an educator and facilitator, Sarah has worked with age groups ranging from five to 61. These classes have included performance skills for stage and personal development, theory for film and theatre, and critical analysis of artistic works. She has facilitated numerous virtual workshops and classes for middle schoolers and adults. Currently, she is a freelance performer, teaching artist, and Education Coordinator and Digital Communications Specialist with Grey Box Collective.