Sarah Mae Gibbons, CYI, LMT, OMT Originally from Athens, Ohio Sarah Mae earned her BFA in dance and minor in education from The Ohio State University. Her current aesthetic and interests in massage, yoga and dance lie in reinvesting attention to the practice of touch and movement as personal radical self-care. Allowing the body to be a means of education and discovering links between effort, emotion, touch and discovery. Sarah Mae is currently based in Boston, MA choreographing her own work, both independently and collaboratively. Sarah Mae currently teaches at the Dance Place, as well as Mercersburg Academy summer youth dance camp. For her choreography she has received the Emerging Artists Award at Green Street Studios and been showcased for ArtBeat 2012, Multiple Shared Choreographers Concerts at the Dance Complex, Choreofest 2012-2014, NACHMO and Third Life Studios. She was chosen as one of the 5 top performing artists in Boston for the RAW Artists showcase 2012 and has been invited to show work at Salem State University, Holy Cross College and TUFTS. Sarah Mae is also currently in collaboration with others who are committed to facilitating and organizing fundraising performances and programs for modern and improvisational dance in the effort to enliven and strengthen the Boston dance community. Sarah Mae is also a certified Yoga Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist. She offers private light hearted structurally focused yoga and massage sessions at Balans Inc. In massage Sarah Mae utilizes a blend of healing modalities that include swedish relaxation massage, myofascial release, thai massage and orthopedic techniques. All influenced by her unique movement based background. Each compassionate session is tailored in the visceral pursuit of a meaningful physical practice; allowing your body let go of holding patterns that perpetuate pain and injury. Sarah Mae is currently studying Homeopathic medicine through the New England School of Homeopathy as well as co-managing the Moving Target Master Class Series at Green Street Studios with Audrey MacLean.