Sara Toscano is a dancer and choreographer based in Athens.
Originally from Lisbon, Sara has specialized in Belly Dance, Ancient Greek Dance and Theatre for Babies. Her unique perspective on dance is strongly influenced by her academic background in Advertisement: Sara's love for dance goes beyond movement as she approaches different dance styles through its narratives, symbolism and ability to communicate with an audience.
A certified dance teacher by the Rotterdam's Foundation for Arts' Education in the Netherlands and with a diploma in pedagogical skills by the Institute for education and professional training (IEFP) in Portugal, Sara has taught dance to women of all ages, children, teenage refugees, artists, therapists and dance professionals in general, combining more than a decade of practice.
Sara's projects combine her research in ancient and ethnic dances with her life experiences. Sara has danced in the square of Jemaa-el-Fnaa in Marrakech and in a historical hidden church in Amsterdam. She has climbed to the top of Mount Olympus and woke up in the valley of the muses, in Greece. She choreographed for the Ancient Roman Theatre of Lisbon, took part in the traditional wedding procession Zaffa and danced Tsifteteli on Greek TV. Sara has shared the stage with legendary Boban and Marko Markovic Band and assisted the remarkable magician Mark Mitton in the performance Circus Cosmos. She has danced in renowned venues like the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, the Vempo Theatre in Athens and in the iconic Theatre Tuschinski at the premier of an Arabic movie .
It has been said about Sara that "her various styles plunge you into enchanting new worlds, all very inviting"
Sara is the Deputy General Secretary of the International Dance Council of UNESCO.