Dance classes are starting up at Dance Studio West!
Stretch ‘N Breathe
Creative Dance for Children
Modern Dance for Adults
Studio West, a subsidiary of Sarah Berges Dance, is truly a jewel in the Oakland Arts Community. An elegant, exposed-brick building at 683 26th Street, known as GREENWORKS, Inc. is home to our beautifully skylit, 1,000 sq. ft.dance space. This space affords us the opportunity to rehearse and teach dance without boundaries, culling talent from our community and beyond.
Sarah Berges has been creating and presenting her visionary choreography since 1984. A Berkeley native, Sarah had the luck to grow up immersed in Creative Dance and Improvisation taught by Ruth Hatfield. She studied Modern Dance technique and Choreography with Marcia Sakamoto, Wendy Rogers, David Wood, Carol Murota, Margaret Jenkins, and Brenda Way.
Elena grew up in Massachusetts and received her early training at Donna Miceli Dance Center and The Academy of Ballet Arts. She went on to graduate magna cum laude from the University at Buffalo with a B.A. in Dance and a Minor in Speech and Hearing Science. After graduation, Elena moved to Boston where she performed with Prometheus Dance, Lorraine Chapman The Company, Luminarium Dance, Hyperbole Dance, Echo Dance Company, Avid Zeal Dances, Reciprocity Dance Theater, and as a dancer in W.B. Mason television commercials. Recently embarked on a new adventure, relocating to San Francisco, Elena has performed with LEVYdance and is currently a member of SARAH BERGES DANCE.