Associate Professor and chair
Office: 228 Sports Center
Sarah DiPasquale is an Associate Professor and Chair of Dance Department at Skidmore
College. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sage Graduate School and
a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science from Syracuse University. As a dancer, she trained
at The Center for Ballet and Dance Arts (Syracuse, NY), the Boston Conservatory, and
danced professionally with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company.
Sarah’s performance career ended early due to injury which continues to inform the direction of her research and teaching. Her scholarship focuses on the effects of dance training on individuals with disabilities and at-risk youth alongside the investigation of injury prevention and management in collegiate dancers. Sarah was named Skidmore’s 2019 Periclean Faculty Leader for her work bringing civic engagement into the academic classroom. In 2019 she also served as a New York State Education Department reviewer for the new Content Specialty Exam in Dance. Sarah’s work has been published in the Journal of Dance Education, Journal of Dance Medicine and Science (forthcoming), Performance Enhancement & Health, Arts & Health, Medical Problems of the Performing Artist, Sports, and The International Journal of Exercise Science.