Sara Silkin

A multi-disciplinary dance artist and filmmaker, Sara is blind in her left eye and explores the things she can't clearly see– her memories. By going back and capturing the smallest gestures to the largest leaps of faith, she creates work that moves you viscerally through her unique approach to storytelling through movement and film.


Sara Silkin is a French-American-Tunisian artist who holds her BA from UCLA and her MFA from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, where she was awarded The John Houston Directing Scholarship and Kodak Grant. She choreographed the Emmy-winning short film “Jibaro” from “Love, Death, & Robots.” She has collaborated with AI artist Refik Anadol on the LA Philharmonic’s 100th Anniversary at The Walt Disney Concert Hall. She has shown work at LACMA, The Ford Theater, and The Centre Pompidou. Sara has choreographed and movement directed for brands: Samsung, Nike, Converse, Sandro, and many more. She is currently the managing director of The Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center at Vista Del Mar

Lost Mind

Commissioned by Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company Fall 2020, LOST MIND is a narrative dance film exploration of the psyche by Sara Silkin. The short film recounts her inability to identify her father's mental illness throughout her life. With her powerful application of surrealist movement imagery, she recreates the emotional physical highs experienced during a manic episode, followed by the endless spirals of depression caused by bipolar disorder.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

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Contributing choreographer for video game Judas from the creator of Bioshock (2025)

Suki Waterhouse "OMG" Music Video (2024)

Apple TV+  new series episode choreographer (2024)

CalArts guest choreographer for Winter Dance show (2023)

This is For You is a dance theater piece that utilizes the art of illusion (magic), movement (dance), and theater (voice) to explore lost memories– the moments we erase or rewrite to keep moving forward in our lives. Premiered November 2023 at G-Son Studios in Los Angeles.

“The more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it becomes.”