Get to know the Dancer // Sarah Hammonds

White Day is premiering tomorrow! There is still time to buy tickets to the performance. After the performance tomorrow, there will be a “meet and greet” along with a Q&A. Join us for refreshments and take the chance to get to know some of the dancers at DCCD!

 Get to know some of the dancers, their inspiration, and where their training started in preparation for White Day! The first dancer we would like to introduce is Sarah Hammonds!  

1. How long have you been dancing for?

I began dancing at the age of eight at Ozsoy School of Ballet in Duncanville, TX, where I trained until my senior year in high school. 

2. Why did you start dancing?

I began dancing because I was curious. I would see the Nutcracker every Christmas with my family, and I wanted to try it. Little did I know that I would be earning a degree in dance several years later! 

3. Who or what is your biggest dancing inspiration?

I think my inspiration comes from other artists and dancers. Seeing the ways that different dancer’s interpret movement has always been interesting to me. It offers a way for me to learn from other people. The audience members also serve as inspiration for me. Hearing how dancing affects others is what encourages me to keep growing and maturing throughout my career. 

4. What is your proudest dance achievement so far?

There are several moments that I am very proud of in my career thus far. Earning my Bachelors of Fine Arts this upcoming May is certainly an achievement, but it’s the little things that I find to be most rewarding. My choreography was recently nominated to represent my University in the national choreography festival, American College Dance Festival this March. I am also nominated for an Excellence in Service Award for the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication at my University. 

5. Tell us about your hobbies outside of dance. 

Outside of dance I definitely put family first. I realize they are the reason I am able to do what I love. I also like being heavily involved at my University. I have come to really appreciate Sam Houston State, and I only want to give back. I also teach creative movement classes for the children of Huntsville.