Sarada Sarita, Chilean/Dutch 1987, The Netherlands- was born into creativity, music, dance and performing arts. During her studies at the Performing Arts Institute she gained a lot of experience with a variety of performing art disciplines. Sarada Sarita graduated in 2008 and has been performing, teaching and creating professionally ever since. Starring in, choreographing & teaching for Dance-Theater Productions, Musicals, Commercials, Events, Tv-Shows, Artists and Dance Academies and Schools.
Growing up in a creative multi cultural dancer, musician family she and her sisters were born into music & movement. Together with her two older sisters she inherited their mothers dance school when she passed away in 2010. Sarita and her sisters are proud owners & teachers of the dance school BMJ: Balletschool Marut Jorquera, winner of The Culture Award Prize 2013.
Besides her love for the performing arts and a variety of dance styles, she always kept gravitating towards the underground street & club dance scene. The messages of justice, equality and female empowerment stood close to her heart. In 2009 Sarita became part of “Femme Lethal”, the female dance crew inspired by Waacking & Voguing, mentored by Archie Burnett. SaSa and the femmes felt very connected to these dance cultures and their stories. The more this connection grew, the more Femme Lethal and the scene around them grew. They slowly start carrying the position of pioneers - trailblazers - of this scene in their country. Given this position SaSa felt an even stronger need to dive deeper into these dance cultures at the source.
In 2012 she received a development scholarship Fonds Podium Kunsten, to study at the International Student Program - Peridance Centre & Art of Alignment Structural Integration by Anne-Marie Duchene in New York. Thats where her love and understanding for Club & Street Dance Culture really developed deeply. Under the guidance of the pioneers, legends and amazing mentors and coaches she studied there till 2013 and received a working artist visa till 2016 for her extraordinary talent.
Now based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, she continues to build on her love and passion for these dance styles, cultures, communities and stories. SaSa actively participates, supports and contributes as much she can. She organises, teaches, judges and participates at balls, jams and battles, receiving titles and grand prizes as a consequence. SaSa loves to share how it has and continues to empower her and many others and is passionate about creating a platform for the style and culture.
Whenever she can she combines this passion with her work as a professional dance teacher, choreographer, theater maker and performer. In 2018 she won the prize ‘Most Impressive Stage Performance’ for her interpretation of the Witch in “GRIMM” by Ish Dance Collective & The Junior Company- Dutch National Ballet. Sarada Sarita gives credit to her teachings and discipline in Waacking & Vogue Performance.
In 2017 Sarada Sarita received the New Maker Funding by Performing Arts Fund to develop herself. As a maker & choreographer Sarada isn’t afraid to speak out, make statements or ask difficult questions about humanity, equality and consciousness. Her focus as a developing maker lies in bringing these dance styles en cultures together with other art forms and platforms.
In her latest work as a new maker, ‘Q4: Quantified’, Sarada Sarita uses her experiences with New Way Vogue (a category within Vogue Performance) as the inspiration. Q4: Quantified won the BNG Bank Dance Prize 2019 and toured the end of the year thanks to this prize and initiative by DansClick21- Korzo.
Sarada Sarita's trajectory ended with a life changing research trip to South America beginning 2020 > and a new trajectory as a house choreographer at Korzo Production wil start 2021-2025. Her first creation is: A Live Waacking Theater Performance named:
The Quintessentials- Q5 > Premiering & Touring 2021 !
PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY
Lucia Marthas Performing Arts Institute Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Graduated HBO 2004-2008. Pre-education 2001-2004.
PERIDANCE CENTER NEW YORK
International Student Program 2012-2013
ART OF ALIGNMENT NYC
12 session of Structural Integration by Anne-Marie Duchene
Dutch National Ballet 2017
PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS & SUPPORT ~HIGHLIGHTS
BNG BANK DANSPRIJS
Q4 : Quantified > Dansclick Tour 2019
ZILVEREN KREKEL- Theater Prize-
Most Impressive Stage Performance 2018
Sarada Sarita in the rol of the Witch in GRIMM-
by Ish Dance Collective & The Dutch National Ballet.
FONDS PODIUM KUNSTEN
New Maker subsidy 2017-2019
i.c.w. ISH & Korzo
O1- ARTIST VISA US 2013-2016
Extraordinary artist working visa for the US
AMSTERDAMS FONDS PODIUM KUNSTEN -Development Scholarship 2012-2013
Peridance Center New York- International Student Program & Art of Alignment: 12 sessions of Structural Integration by Anne-Marie Duchene
Theater Maker - Director & Choreographer
Korzo Theater Production House received funding for 2021-2025 & Sarada Sarita will be one of their house Choreographers! Her first creation will be:
< THE QUINTESSENTIALS - Q5 >
A Live Waacking Theater Performance > Premiering & Touring 2021 !
New Maker Fund by FPK-Fonds Podium Kunsten 2017-2019
i.c.w. Ish & Korzo Theater Production
2U- DUALITY IN UNISONO
A Spoken Movement Conversation by 2U- Sarada Sarita & Otion
Q4 : QUANTIFIED
A New Way Vogue Theater Performance by Sarada Sarita
> Winner BNG Bank Dans Prijs- Dansclick Tour 2019
THEATER SHOWS & TOURS ~HIGHLIGHTS
2018 GRIMM by Ish Dance Collective & Dutch National Ballet
2017 ATMA By Samadhi Dance Company NL/BE/UK/GE/RUS
2016 JUNGLE BOEK by Ish, Titus Muizelaar, Gikkels & Jungle by Night
2016 CREATURES By Ish & the Dutch National Ballet Orchestra.
2015 NARNIA by Ish Dance Collective & Dutch National Ballet
2015 CREARTHOPIA Jamaica Queens Performing Art Center NY
2014 ROYGBIV-Jimmi Hendrix In the role of Orange NY
2014 DISCIDOM by Xchange Dance NL/UK/BE/USA
2013 KINEMATIC DANCE THEATER NYC Perfect Prototype- Fringe Festival NY
2013 VISSI DANCE THEATER NYC by Courtney French. “The house of the rising sun” NY
2011 SARANAGATI By Samadhi Dance Company NL/BE
2010 EGOCLASH by Ish Dance Collective NL/BE
2010 FEMME LETHAL 1st Dutch waacking/voguing crew NL
2009 BOYISH/GIRLISH by Ish Dance Collective NL/BE/GE
2009 GEBOEID by Stichting V.E.T. NL
2008 COLORS by M-Lab NL
2008 THE WILD PARTY In the role of Madelaine True. M-Lab production NL
2006-2007 OEBELE MUSICAL TOUR by VOF de Kunst Production NL
2004 SATERDAY NIGHT FEVER by Joop van den Ende Productions NL
Club & Street Dance Culture
Waacking, Vogue- Ballroom, Club & Street Dance Community & Culture Lover.
Trailblazing-Pioneering & Protecting-Preserving Waacking & Vogue in the Netherlands.
Waacking & Vogue
SaSa's -Heritage & Herstory
From my first female crew inspired by Waacking & Vogue: Femme Lethal in 2009, mentored by Archie Burnett, to studying and living in New York with the Creators. Participating, learning, growing and falling deep in love -to winning battles internationally. Now traveling worldwide sharing my passion & Love as a student, participant, supporter, guest as wel as a Teacher, Choreographer, organizer, host & Judge!
<Les Pays Waack >
Community builders in The Netherlands & Belgium!
Tribe of like minded Females in the Club & Street Dance Scene creating community, events, jams and collaborate with organisations like; Amsterdam Roots Festival & Foundation Nowhere.
< WHEN WE DANCE WE ARE FREE <
> WHEN WE ARE FREE WE DANCE >
Highlights Waacking Battles- Participant
*1st Place- Ladies of Hiphop 2013- NYC
*2nd Place- House Dance International 2013- NYC
*1st Place- Get Down in Boogietown 2014- NL
*Top 8- Street Star 2014- SWE
*1st Place- HOV Over the Rainbow Ball 2015- NL
*1st Place- Exhibition Battle- HOV x IBE 2016- NL
*1st Place- Cosmopolitan Ball 2017- UK
*1st Place- 3 vs 3- Les Pays Waack > Pay the Cost to be the Boss 2018- FR
*Top 8- Pay the Cost to be the Boss 2018- FR
*1st Place- Moment Urb(an)- The Waack Off 2018- DU
*Top 7- 7toWaack- The Waack Off 2018- DU
*2nd Place- Waack is He(Art) 2018- IT
*Top 8- The Waackdown 2019- NL
*2nd Place- Pop Category- The Waackdown 2019- NL
*Battle Guest- Top 16- Eleganza 2019- IT
*Top 4- Nation vs Nation- Eleganza 2019- IT
*Top4- Step Your Game Up 2019- NYC
*2nd Place- Waack to the Future 2019- NYC
*1st Place- Ladies of Hiphop 2019- NYC
Highlights Waacking Battles- Judge
*House of Vineyard- Balls & Events 2015/ 2018- NL
*International Breaking Event-Funk Buddies 2016/ 2018- NL
*Red Bull BC One- Funk Buddies 2018- NL
*The Waack Down 2018- BE
*Smack ’n’ Whack 2019- RU
*Strike with Force 2019- LA
*Batallas Conoces el Whack? 2020- CHILE
*Funkeyle 2020- IT
*Ladies of Hiphop 2020- ONLINE
Highlights Waacking- Theater Performance
*Q5- The Quintessentials’ by Sarada Sarita-2021
*'Grimm' & 'Narnia' by Dutch National Ballet &
Ish Dance Collective 2015-2018
*'Duality in Unisono' by 2U- Sarada Sarita & OTION 2018
*'Atma' & 'In Between worlds' by Samadhi Dance
Company 2016-2017- NL/RU
*'Creatures' by Het Ballet Orkest & Ish Dance Collective 2016
*'Jungle Book' by Jungle by Night & Ish Dance Collective 2016
*’Skooldayz’ MBO Dance Academy Lucia Marthas 2012
*Femme Lethal- Theater/Event/TV