Sarah Tan is a Phoenix based performing arts educator and facilitator. Hailing from Singapore, Sarah moved to North America in 2012 to attend Carleton College where she graduated with a B.A. in Theater Arts and a concentration in Educational Studies. In May 2020, she attained her second degree (with the class of covid), graduating with her M.F.A. in Theatre for Youth and Community from Arizona State University. She is also a certified Trauma Support Specialist and trained arts integration educator.
Her primary research is in how creative spaces exist in digital platforms among youth. Other areas of interest and continued education include trauma-informed creative practice, and JEDI in communities.
As an educator and facilitator, Sarah has worked with age groups ranging from five to 61. These classes have included performance skills for stage and personal development, theory for film and theatre, and critical analysis of artistic works. She has continued to find work during covid-19 facilitating numerous virtual workshop and classes for middle schoolers and adults.
She is currently an Education Coordinator and Digital Communications Specialist with Grey Box Collective; alongside continuing work as a teaching artist in the Valley and nation-wide.