sarah fahie - choreographer & movement director
Australian-born Sarah Fahie trained as a dancer at the London Contemporary Dance School following a degree in Performance, Dramaturgy, Culture Studies and Literature at the University of Melbourne and an MA in Choreography. In 2003 she received a Jerwood Foundation Choreography Award.
She regularly collaborates with director Richard Jones: projects together have included Don Giovanni and Rodelinda for English National Opera, The Gambler, Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Peter Grimes at La Scala, Der Rosenkavalier for Glyndebourne, David's Sawer's music theatre piece Rumplestiltskin with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and The Trial for The Young Vic. She has provided choreography for Oliver Mears production of Don Giovanni at Bergen National Opera, Stephen Medcalf’s productions of Capriccio at Grange Park, Aida at the Royal Albert Hall, The Bartered Bride for Mid Wales Opera and was movement director for Olivia Fuchs on Hansel und Gretel for Garsington Opera. Sarah was movement director of the première of Philip Venables' 4:48 Psychosis, directed by Ted Huffman, for the Royal Opera House at the Lyric Hammersmith which won the Evening Standard UK Theatre Award for Achievement in Opera 2016.
Sarah's work has been broadcast by the BBC, Sky and RAI. Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica have been released on DVD by Opus Arte winning both an Opera and a Gramophone award with Peter Grimes and DerRosenkavalier appearing on the same label.
As a director Sarah has revived Falstaff for Glyndebourne (summer season and tour), Der Rosenkavalier for Glyndebourne at The Proms, Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica for Royal Opera House and Rumpelstiltskin for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
Her plans include Don Giovanni for Northern Ireland Opera (Mears) and in Basel (Jones) and Semele with Annilese Miskimmonfor Garsington Opera. Further ahead are new productions for The Royal Opera House and Garsington and revivals for ENO and Glyndebourne.