Michelle Stephanie Sagarminaga is the Artistic Director of “SagaDance Company” . Her career path became clear when she attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). Her quest for knowledge and art continued when she accepted into and awarded scholorships for dance at the California Institute of the Arts (CALARTS) She receive her BFA in dance in 2012.Michelle has trained with various choreographers and companies such as Hofesh Sheather, Akram Khan, LeeSaar Dance Company, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance, Danielle Agami ,Lilian Barbeito, Andre Tyson, Colin Conner and Stephanie Nugent, Rosanna Gamson, Lawrence Blake and Cynthia Young to name a few.
"VERVE Art Collective" is an artist run collective, founded by SagaDance Company (SDC). VAC wishes to emphasize in the interdisciplinary collaboration of new emerging art makers, primarily in movement and visual mediums. The title of the show is ‘sKIN’, which also embodies the concept of the performance’s direction and inspiration. ‘SKIN’ as both the physical vessel we inhabit and “kin” or our relationship to one another.