Sara is a director and choreographer based in New Zealand. She has a MA in theatre from Victoria University, Wellington and is a New Zealand Arts Laureate.

sara brodie headshot2

She has directed the opera premieres of: The Bone Feeder (Auckland Arts Festival/New Zealand Opera), Hohēpa (New Zealand Opera/NZ International Arts Festival Iris Dreaming,  (Grimebourne Festival), L’Oca del Cairo (Days Bay Opera, NZ) and Kia Ora Khalid (Capital E National Theatre for Children, NZ).  Productions include: Aindamar (New Zealand International Arts Festival), Nixon In China (Auckland Arts Festival), Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte (New Zealand Opera), Opera Highlights tour for Scottish Opera, most recently Hotspur/Pierrot Lunaire for the Grimebourne Festival and worked as the Associate & Movement Director on Breaking the Waves at the Edinburgh International Arts Festival. 

She has developed and directed new work such as: Taonga Moana for Voices NZ, Gao Shan Lui Shui (High Mountain Flowing Water) which has toured China, New Zealand and Australia, Fault Lines, a dance-theatre production for the Leshan Song and Dance Company of Sichuan, China for the Melbourne and Christchurch Arts Festivals’ (which toured to Canada, China, New and Australia), Tracing Hamlet – a community based immersive deconstruction of Hamlet (Wanaka Festival of Colour, Erupt Festival Taupo, NZ) and Skydancer featuring the NZ Symphony Orchestra to introduce young people to the symphony.  She was the Artistic Director of Stage Left Company from 2008 - 2012, which focused on interdisciplinary works including The Kreutzer and North/South.  For Auckland Theatre Company, NZ, she directed the premiere of Under The Mountain and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.