Dancer Profile: Sarah Lokitis of Terra Dance Project

Sarah Lokitis is a Junior Account Manager at Search Mojo by day and a dancer by night. She has experience with a variety of styles, but her focus has mainly been modern, jazz and ballet. She previously performed at venues like the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and Dance Place as a member of Mary Lane’s Unevenlane Dance Company in DC. Sarah recently relocated to Charlottesville, VA and now dances with Terra Dance Project.

Sarah Lokitis

photo credit: Richard Finkelstein

Where do you usually take class? Who is your favorite teacher in the DC area?

In DC, I love taking class at Joy of Motion. Helanius Wilkins was my favorite teacher because he immediately made your mind pay attention while your body was moving. I never was able to take Paul Emerson’s dance class at Strathmore, but that is on my to do list. I am currently looking for quality adult dance classes in Charlottesville.

How has dance changed your life? How do you feel when you’re dancing?

Dance has always been part of my life, so it is hard to say how dance changed it. I can’t imagine my life without dance and I feel so comfortable dancing.

Any advice for people who are interested in dance, but have never danced before?

Just go take class. No one will judge you if you have no idea what you are doing. There are tons of beginner classes in DC in every style. If you are scared, bring a friend, and if you are a student, most studios offer student discounts. Take many different styles until you find a style or teacher you enjoy. Dance will get your mind and body working in a whole different way than going to the gym or taking yoga.

Anything you want to promote? Anyone you want to give a shout out to?

Follow me on Twitter @lokitis. I compiled a list of DC dance related Twitter users and send out an Arts and Dance Daily. Please check it out! I am now dancing with Terra Dance Project – a collaborative dance company rehearsing all over Virginia. The company recently performed in a show in Prince George, VA outside of Richmond and recently got back from a performance in Miami with Z Mullins Dance Company. We are looking to collaborate in shows in the DC area and are excited to share our work with you!

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About Cecile
Cecile Oreste is an arts marketing and public relations professional living in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @cecileoreste.

One Response to Dancer Profile: Sarah Lokitis of Terra Dance Project

  1. Emma says:

    Hoooray Sarah! As a fellow JMU alum, it’s so great to see the dance majors I was taking class with doing awesome things with Terra Dance Project!

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