• Close up of Sarah-Vyne Vassallo's face. Looking directly at the camera, smiling. Black and white.
  • Sarah-Vyne in the studio with two artists during a creative development. 3 of them sitting down with notebooks and drink bottles, engaged in dSarah-Vyne in the studio with two artists during a creative development. 3 of them sitting down with notebooks, engaged in discussion.iscussion.
  • Sarah-Vyne performing in Hyde Park. Surrounded by bright coloured suitcases, large crowd gathered in the background.
  • Sarah-Vyne in the studio with 4 workshop participants. All casually sitting on the floor, observing.
  • Sarah-Vyne and Daniel Monks in the studio devising movement. Daniel dancing, Sarah-Vyne observing. Black and white.
  • 5 Murmuration artists happily relaxing on a red lounge together. Matthew, Sarah-Vyne, Daniel, Matthew & Melinda.
  • Sarah-Vyne dancing outdoors on a treelined path, wearing a large grey shirt & black briefs. Multiple poses layered over one another.
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Artistic Director

Sarah-Vyne is the artistic driving force behind Murmuration, she has overall responsibility for the management of the company and for the development and implementation of the artistic program. Sarah-Vyne is a recognised leader in Australia for inclusive arts practice and has a lived experience of invisible disability.

Sarah-Vyne is a director, choreographer, writer and arts consultant with a career spanning 20 years in the Arts and Entertainment industry. Her practice intersects with dance, theatre, screen, visual arts, music and design engaging with some of the most prestigious arts companies in Australia.

Sarah-Vyne is a 2013 Winston Churchill Fellow, working with world leaders in the field of inclusive arts practice. Including, Candoco Dance Company (UK), AXIS Dance Company (USA), StopGap (UK), Caroline Bowditch (UK) and Marc Brew (Australia).

Throughout her career she has worked with Sydney Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Sydney Opera House, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Vivid Sydney, Festival of Dangerous Minds, DirtyFeet, Bankstown Arts Centre, Sidetrack Theatre, Ausdance, Accessible Arts, Adelaide Fringe, Disney, ABC, The Young Americans, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Screentime, Foxtel and Channel 7.

Written and directed by Sarah-Vyne, Murmuration’s hilarious ‘Have You Ever’ physical comedy sketch, was performed to sold-out audiences of children and families at Sydney Comedy Festival 2016, and in 2018 Sarah-Vyne was the choreographer for the Australian Paralympic Gala Awards. ‘On One Condition’, a co-production with Murmuration and Dan Daw Creative projects, premiered at Skanes Dansteater in 2015, before being presented at Sadler’s Wells, SoHo Playhouse New York and toured to Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, where it received the Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award.

Sarah-Vyne has worked on screen as an; Actress in Australian television series ‘All Saints’ and in TVC’s for NRMA, Foxtel, Vodaphone and the Australian Government; as Movement Director for music videos she has worked with indie sensation The Jezebels, The Griswolds, Reece Mastin, Money Go Round, Kayzel and as; a Stylist for the nationwide CHOOSI TVC Campaign.

Sarah-Vyne is currently in creative development for Murmurations screenplay ‘Bowerbirds’, directing a regional arts learning program ‘Ripple Effect’ and has recently premiered the companies major theatre work ‘Days Like These’. Sarah-Vyne is the Creative Producer of ‘Return to the River’ and is honoured to be supporting Angela French’s solo work and to be collaborating with her long-time creative comrade Kay Armstrong.

Click here to read more about Sarah-Vyne’s freelance career.

Image credits: 1. Catalyst Dance, Accessible Arts, 2. Critical Path Residency, 3. Sydney Festival First Night, youMove Dance Company, 4. Murmuration company launch, photo by Haley Rose Photography, 5 & 6. Murmuration teaser shoot, photo by Gisella Vollmer, 7. Courtesy of artist, 8. ‘Bowerbirds’sharing, photo by Hayley Rose Photography.