Sabrina Vasquez Bio:
Sabrina Vasquez began training in Tucson, Arizona, where her early performance experience was with Arizona Dance Theatre under the artistic direction of Jean Paul Comelin as an apprentice. While at the University of Arizona she performed the modern, ballet, jazz, and mime theatre works of Douglas Nielsen, Jory Hancock, Melissa Lowe, Susan Quinn Williams and Nick Johnson. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago hired Sabrina in 1995 as a member where she performed the works of Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra Suites, Step out of Love by Margo Sappington and Daniel Ezralow’s Read my Hips. During her years in Chicago, she also performed with the James Kelly Choreography Project, Chicago Tribune Charities Nutcracker choreographed by Ruth Page, under the direction of Larry Longand Ballet Theatre of Chicago. Since her arrival to Wichita, Ms. Vasquez has performed with Music Theatre Wichita in Kismet and choreographed Chicago for the Crown Uptown Theatre. While at Wichita State University, she has collaborated with WSU Opera\Musical Theatre on the productions of Ruddigore, Candide, The Desert Song, and Pippin, which was an alternate for the 2005 ACTF Kennedy Center Festival. In 2007 she received an Individual Artist Fellowship Award for Choreography from the Kansas Arts Commission and most recently was the recipient of the Dorothy Johansen Hauck Faculty Fellow in Dance and Musical Theatre in 2012.
Sabrina Vasquez is currently an instructor at Wichita State University, Associate Artistic Director of Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre and Associate Artistic Director of Alithea Mime Theatre with her husband of 18 years Nick Johnson. Her dance choreography has been seen nationally and Internationally with WCDT, which toured Kansas with Wiyos of Oz and repertory concerts to Taiwan – China, Colima – Mexico and Aviano – Italy.