Sabra Michelle has asst choreography credits for Off-Broadway and American regional theatres, but is best known for playing leading ladies in musicals including Lola/ DAMN YANKEES, Cassie/ A CHORUS LINE, Roxie/ CHICAGO, and many others. She was a featured dancer on Norwegian Cruise Line’s PRIDE OF AMERICA; performed “Steam Heat” on the National tour of THE PAJAMA GAME; danced at President Clinton’s Inauguration in George Faison’s “KING! A Musical Testimony” with Maya Angelou; and plays herself on the BEAR IN THE BIG BLUE HOUSE LIVE! video (released by Jim Henson/Columbia Tristar), with whom she toured the world for 3 seasons.
After receiving her BFA in Dance from Shenandoah Conservatory, Sabra began teaching and her students won scholarships, high score awards at competitions, and several even won Olympic medals (Sabra was on faculty teaching ballet to Elite American gymnasts coached by Kelli Hill). She was presented the Outstanding Excellence in Teaching Award from the Governor’s School of Virginia, and for six years was the resident choreographer for the ArtStar Theatre Camp—a division of the Lorton Arts Foundation.
Living in New York City for over a decade, Sabra studied with the Verdon/Fosse Legacy, and devoted her spare time to philanthropic work for Broadway Cares, performed in Jerry Mitchell’s BROADWAY BARES, and founded THE COUGAR BALL, a gala fundraiser for The Actors Fund and the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative.
In Madison, Sabra is known for her choreography and teaching with the acclaimed Children's Theatre of Madison (CTM), Monona Academy of Dance (which just celebrated its 70th Recital), Disney Musicals in Schools, Overture Center for the Performing Arts' Jerry Awards, and is a sought-after Master Teaching Artist in the area including with Capital City Theatre, for whom she played Tessie Tura in GYPSY. She is also a judge for the national Starz Dance Competition and a member of IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) local 251, with her husband Brian Weinkauf. For more information, please visit www.SabraMichelle.com