By Dominique Jando
In 1994, after graduating from , Sarah went to Paris and enrolled into Annie Fratellini’s Ecole Nationale de Cirque (today’s Académie Fratellini), where she got her professional training, and specialized in under the great acrobat turned teacher, Manolo Dos Santos. She subsequently went to work at Cirque Franconi, Cirque Christiane Bouglione, at the all-female, avant-garde Cirque de Barbarie, at Circo da Madrugada in Brazil, Circus Roncalli in Germany, and Berlin’s WinterGarten , among other venues.
Between engagements, Sarah also modeled for print advertising, and she returned occasionally to the Fratellini School to teach to a new generation of circus performers. From 2006-2009 she went to the United States, where she became a resident member of the Big Apple Circus’s company. Beside her own act, she performed there in a variety of other acts, including an acrobatic with Virgile Peyramaure and Andrey Mantchev.
Sarah returned to Europe at the end of the Big Apple Circus’s 2008-2009 season. She has since appeared in the Giffords Circus production of Yasmine, a circus musical about and starring fellow Big Apple Circus alumna, Yasmine Smart, which toured England during the Summer of 2010, and where she played the part of Olga Smart, Yasmine's mother.
- Video: Sarah Schwarz, , in the Big Apple Circus production of Play On! (2008)