Born and raised in Watertown, Massachusetts, Sara Ciulla began a lifelong relationship with dance at the age of seven. Her enthusiasm and dedication led her to study at a local dance studio in Watertown, MA for more than ten years. Sara earned her bachelor’s degree at Regis College, where she was a principal dancer, as well as the director and choreographer for the Regis College Dance Company. With over twenty-two years of experience, Sara possesses extensive skill in every style of dance: ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, pointe, and ballroom. Her expertise has taken her around the world, with extended study in Florence, Italy in 2009. Parli Italiano?! Sara has even studied with the Radio City Rockettes in their Summer Intensive two years in a row! She holds her ProDVIDA certification. She is also CPR/AED and First Aid certified.
Sara is a professional dancer, who with her Pro partner, Jared Vigneault, competed in the Professional American Smooth Division in Ballroom dancing. She has competed across the U.S. and has trained with the most prestigious coaches, such as Tony Dovolani, Jonathan Roberts, and Edward Simon.
Above all else, Sara loves to teach, instilling in her students the importance of confidence and self-discipline, and also sharing with them the love that she has for her art.
“My daughter Meghan has been taking dance lessons from Sara since August 2014. In that time Sara has taught her various styles of ballroom dance. Sara is friendly, experienced, energetic, patient, and fun. Sara emphasizes proper technique and positively reinforces Meghan on a job well done and when necessary corrects her with confidence and care. Sara’s self-confidence, enthusiasm, and love of dance is contagious and has passed on to Meghan. Meghan is eager to return each week ready to learn what Sara has planned for her. When I ask Meghan what she likes about going to dance she said, “I love everything about it! Dancing the tango with Sara is so much fun!” We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect match! If I had time I would consider taking lessons myself!” – Maureen