Sayer Mansfield has spent the past decade working as a full time company dancer with Compagnie Marie Chouinard (Montreal, QC) and Pilobolus Dance Theater (New York, NY.) In her time with Pilobolus and CMC, she performed over 35 pieces of repertoire, created, in collaboration, six new works for, including three evening length pieces and toured the world. Sayer holds a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She received her classical training from The Royal Academy of Dance, Boston Ballet and Jofffrey Ballet and continued her contemporary training abroad at Trinity Laban in London, UK and The Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria.
Sayer has been an adjunct faculty member and guest artist and choreographer at Jacob’s Pillow, Phillips Academy Andover and Roger Williams University. Sayer works extensively across mediums including film, television, music videos and print - most notably as a principal dancer in “Little Women” (directed by Greta Gerwig,) on NBC’s hit TV show “I Can do That”, seen in music videos of musical artists Haux, G.E.M, and Zolita, and found in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Bo Gehring's award-winning video portrait series “America Now.”
Sayer is a 300hr RYT™ yoga teacher and has been teaching yoga, dance and embodiment practices for over 14 years. Sayer works as a mentor and coach offering embodiment counsel and support on an individual basis. Through a lineage of incredible teachers, a lifelong devotion to studentship, and personal experience, Sayer has created a unique voice and vision in her approach to the embodiment of self-inquiry, healing, resilience, expansion and artistic freedom.
Sayer now works independently and in collaboration as a performer, choreographer and teacher. She has presented her work in New York City, Montreal and The Berkshires. Sayer is currently based between NYC and the woods of Columbia County, NY.