We're standing on the shoulders of giants!

Throughout the past 12 year career, I've had the fantastic opportunity to mentored and guided cultural leaders such as Anamaria Wills and most recently Paul Owens of BOP ConsultingI've equally had the opportunities to share my findings through leadership positions such as Artistic Director of Curve Creative Dance Company and former Artistic Director of East London dance Youth Company.  


The Future is now and I'm keen to shift invisible boundaries and raise the profile of unrepresented voices in the UK and beyond. Let's collaborate.

Previous Experiences

Training: Africa in London - Mentoring

One of seven cultural producers selected to take part in the (pilot) Africa in London mentoring scheme, in partnership with Greater London Authority, British Council and Hatch Ideas. An opportunity that offered 1-2-1 mentoring support that enhanced my knowledge of developing audiences, working international and expanding international partnerships. The in-depth knowledge gained and opportunity to meet other likeminded professionals offered a chance to understand a cross-cultural perspective.

Artistic Director of Curve Creative Dance Company

As former Artistic Director of Curve Creative Dance Company: A brand new contemporary dance company ran by aspiring artists for aspiring artists in association with Buckinghamshire New University - Sara gained invaluable skills in creative management, leadership and accessible communication methodologies.

British Council - IETM Porto Bursary Winner

Sara Dos Santos is 1 of 12 British Council - IETM Porto Bursary Winners. IETM (Informal European Theatre Meeting) is a network of over five hundred performing arts organisations and individuals working in contemporary performance in Europe and all over the world. With this opportunity, Sara will continue researching her new piece Journey's as well as continue building international partnerships.

Training: SystemsLAB Artist Professional Development Programme

Sara Dos Santos was selected and supported by East London Dance to attend the for the Systems LAB Artist Professional Development Programme supporting mid-career artists. This fantastic programme was curated by Freddie Opoku-Addaie in partnership with Dance Umbrella

Training: British Council Artist Development Programme 2017

Sara is one of eight artist in this year's Artist Development Programme as part of the British Council's Edinburgh Showcase, alongside the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The programme allows Sara to expand her artistic practice, meet international funders, promoters and artists and continue building international partnerships as she delves more deeply into working internationally.​

Artistic Director of East London Youth Dance Company

Sara Dos Santos was the proud Artistic Director of East London Dance during 2015-2017. She worked with young people aged 14-18 to develop their technique, performance skills and create high-quality bespoke choreography that was performed at platforms such as U.Dance, Movie It and Physical Justice at Stratford Circus

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