Bala Sarasvati, MFA, MA, CMA, BFA, BS 

The University of Georgia Jane Willson Professor in the Arts


Dance Technique Approach

Movement fundamentals to promote muscular balance, range of motion, strength, mobility and ease. Approaches, methods, physical practice enhance movement efficiency, mobility, momentum and dynamic alignment. "Extreme" shape shifting, level change & off vertical transitions with gradated rotation and other applied 3-dimensional ROM processes.

Yoga Trapeze Approach

Applications include 1) YOGABODY Naturals Yoga Trapeze pedagogy 2) enhancing aerial dance 3) increasing flexibility and strength in dance performance 


The University of Georgia Department of Dance, Jane Willson Professor in the Arts

Univerisdad Nacional, Graduate Dance Program, Heredia, Costa Rica, Guest Faculty (2007-2017) 

Faculty for Festival Dance Camp at UGA (annually)

Previous Faculty Positions

The Ohio State University

Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, NYC

Laban Certification Programs in NYC and Seattle, WA

José Limón Institute, NYC

Queens College,  NY

South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory

Winthrop University

Dance Centre Seattle

Bill Evans Summer Institute of Dance

Guest Artist Residencies

University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica

Danza Univeristaria (company), San Jose, Costa Rica

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville, FL

Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) - 92nd St Y NYC 

Centro Coreografico- Rio de Janeiro

Univerisdad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica

Sichuan International Dance Conservatory, Chengdu, China

Tsoying Performing Arts High School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Brigham Young University

Florida State University

Emory University

Minnesota Dance Alliance - Dance Educators

Princeton University

Pacific Lutheran University

University of Minnesota, Duluth

University of South Carolina

Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose Costa Rica

Western Washington State University