Sarah began her career with The National Ballet of Portugal and then London City Ballet, after which she spread her wings to enjoy many years as a freelance performer and teacher in London and New York.
After a world tour with The Pet Shop Boys she was persuaded back to ballet by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, and spent two years with the Birmingham Royal Ballet before heading back to New York for her final dance performances at La Mama Theatre.
Sarah has over 30 years of teaching and performing experience and constantly refreshes and updates her teaching methods. She is a graduate of the prestigious Professional Dancers Teachers Course at the Royal Ballet School.
She opened The Sarah Toner School of Ballet in January 2009 and now has over 200 students, some of whom have gone on to vocational training.
Sarah teaches with passion and joy. She encourages students who do not necessarily want a career in ballet to use the discipline of ballet to strengthen and enhance their development in other forms of dance. She always aims to develop a love of ballet in all her students, wherever their lives may take them.