Columbia College Chicago

Meet the Faculty

Sarah Ekstrand

Dance

Sarah Ekstrand is a part of College Chicago's Dance Center, and is a continual student of Chicago's street dance community. She has been teaching and performing for children for over 8 years. She strives to instill confidence, creativity, and a love for learning in her students. Sarah believes that art has the ability to mobilize the voices of the youth, and uses relevant pop culture references, such as movies and music, to connect with and empower her students. Her top priorities as a teacher are to create a fun and engaging classroom experience that helps students learn to connect with the art form, embrace their individuality and celebrate and support one another as a community.