Sarita Lou is a dancer, choreographer, yogini and playwright. She grew up in the Bay Area taking dance classes and singing songs from musicals. When it came time to settle on a career, she enrolled in UCLA’s dance program where she also discovered yoga. Her ideal day includes sharing health and happiness through movement and telling stories through the body.
Sarita has been teaching movement for over ten years; specializing in cultivating freedom of movement and fullness of expression in both her dance and yoga classes. She was recently named faculty for the Stella Adler Studio of Acting where she is training young actors to breathe, move and find their "voice" through the body. She is both a teacher and a performer. Having worked in both film and theater, she continually seeks ways to share her love of movement with the world.
Sarita's film work includes starring in her own dance DVD entitled Dance and Be Fit: Hip Hop Cardio. She has also been featured as a dancer in music videos for artists such as Joss Stone, Sonya Kitchell and the New Villagers. She has also performed with re-knowned artist Mike Kelly for film and live installation art piece Day is Done.
Sarita’s theatrical work includes choreographing for Trickster at the Gate and My Future Husband is Dead both produced by At Hand Theatre Company and Dance Picnic produced by Play Movement Theatre. As a dancer Sarita has been featured in numerous works including Trickster at the Gate, My Future Husband is Dead, Flip Flop & Platforms, Revelries & Reveries, Dance Picnic, and Sightlines, Pick-Up Lines & Other Clichés.
Sarita wants to change the world through movement. To create a world where everyone dances. To experience a world where everyone loves and cherishes their bodies. To see a world where we actively create our health and happiness through movement. It is wildly optimistic, but that's why she's Sarita.