Sarah Jezebel Wood is a bellydance fusion artist and certified yoga instructor living in New York City where she teaches weekly classes and performs regularly. Sarah loves to nurture and cultivate the deep creative beauty and strength that we each hold as dancers and envisions dance as fluid meditation where our bodies are the catalyst to experience higher levels of consciousness. Knocking down boundaries Sarah’s style ranges from slow and sinuous to quick, dark and aggressive. Her inspirations vary from the natural world to the occult to visionary art.
Sarah Jezebel Wood is the artistic director of LUNARIS, a theatrical bellydance troupe whose mission it is to physically manifest the workings of the soul and spirit through the art of dance, ritual, and theater. Dancers act as keepers of the gates and portrayers of the unseen. Lunaris has performed at Spring Caravan in NJ, OCCULT Esoteric Art Salon in Salem, and Alex Grey’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. Sarah is the midst of writing a show based on her workings with LUNARIS that will premiere in NYC in the Fall of 2016.
Sarah began her dance career working with Vadalna Tribal Dance Company in Boston in 2007 before moving to New York. From 2009 to 2013 Sarah worked for Visionary Artist Alex Grey, creator of The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM). During her 4 years there she helped facilitate large on site events for the Greys including their Equinox and Solstice gatherings. Alex and Allyson Grey were supporters of Sarah’s dance career encouraging her to teach weekly classes at CoSM while also traveling to NYC to teach at the then Solstice Dance Studio in Manhattan. While working at CoSM Sarah studied with Sera Solstice founder of Bold Bellydance/Solstice Tribe as part of Solstice Dance Ensemble, performing at Spirit of the Tribes, Spring Caravan, Rakkasah, A Tribal Massive and Tribal Fest, as well, she also participated in three of Sera Solstice’s instructional DVDs, Lunar Bellydance, Solar Bellydance and East Coast Tribal Foundations available from World Dance New York.
Sarah has studied and performed Bellydance with Sera Solstice, Solstice Ensemble, Shakti Rowan, Vadalna Tribal Dance Co., and Naraya and taken workshops from Zoe Jakes, Mardi Love, Rachel Brice, Sharon Kihara, Zafira, Asharah, Unmata and Jill Parker. Sarah has danced as a guest with the following live acts HuDost, Copal, Boom Boom Shake and Incus. She has attended and performed at the following festivals: Starwood, Sirius Rising, FSG, PSG, New York Faerie Festival, S.W.I.D, and Unifier Festival.