Sativa Saposnek brings with her a diverse professional background, starting her career in the performing arts as a professional ballet dancer. She trained in classical ballet with Madame Valentina Belova, a former student of the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballets, Jean Dunphy, of the School of Classical Ballet in Santa Cruz, California, and at the San Francisco Ballet School. She has performed with the Theatre Ballet of San Francisco, Tandy Beal and Company, Impulse Dance Company, the Argentine Tango Benefit Concert for the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association, and in numerous freelance dance and theater productions. She was an instructor at the City Dance Program of the Boston Ballet School, was on staff at Ipswich Moving Company School of Dance, and has taught hip-hop, street funk, jazz, swing, and ballet to children, youth and adults throughout the San Francisco and Boston areas.
Looking to expand her understanding of the experience of artists in the performing arts, she earned a B.A. in Psychology from Reed College and a Master’s of Education from Boston University, with a specialization in Performing Arts Psychology. She then gained extensive professional experience planning and coordinating educational programs, working with top-level U.S. national leadership teams and produced over 300 national conferences, webinars, audio conferences, and live events. As current Executive Director of the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival, she draws on her skills in project management, event production, marketing, and strategic planning to help bring world-class chamber music into the community. She continues to work with performing artists in a variety of capacities.
Sativa now combines her experiences as a performing artist, event producer, and project manager as Director of North American Operations for ABMC Productions.