Michelle Sagarminaga: Dance

Jessa Glassman

“SagaDance Company” Artistic Director and choreographer Michelle Sagarminaga will begin teaching upper school dance classes this year.

“I am excited to get a feel of the community here, learn from students and faculty, and inspire and teach,” Sagarminaga said.

After attending the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and completing a residency at the Laguardia Performing Arts Center, she received her bachelor’s degree in dance in 2012 from the California Institute of Arts on scholarship in 2012. Sagarminaga has since been performing with different companies and choreographers.

Sagarminaga will teach Art of Dance I and Art of Dance II, and assist in Advanced Dance II classes. Sagarminaga said she is anticipating the start of the school year.

“It feels like a home,” Sagarminaga said. “Everyone knows each other and their whole family and what they did so it’s really nice. It’s a very home-oriented community and I really appreciate that.”