Sarah Elizabeth Stanley was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and resides in Los Angeles, California.
She has attended the American Dance Festival, The Ailey School, and the Taylor School, among others, and has performed works by Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Jacques Heim, Martha Graham, Bill T. Jones, and Paul Taylor.
She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied dance under the direction of Sara Rudner and John Jasperse. She is currently pursuing a Master of Legal Studies with a concentration in Intellectual Property from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.
Sarah was a Taylor School scholarship student for five years. She was the founding senior member of the Paul Taylor Teen Ensemble, where she served as assistant to director Raegan Wood.
Sarah completed the Broadway Dance Center Training Program, Ballet emphasis, with a Certificate of Excellence. Her commercial credits include a feature in the September 2017 issue of Dance Spirit magazine and an appearance in the viral campaign Pantsuit Power for Hillary Clinton 2016.
As a freelance artist, Sarah has performed at the Valley Performing Arts Center, The Metropolitan Museum, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Global Exchange, and Spoleto Festival USA.