Monica Saba

Senior Lecturer I - Arts And Humanities
monica.saba@utdallas.edu
972-883-2083
JO5304

Professional Preparation

MFA - Dance
University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee - 2008
B.A. - Dance Magna cum Laude
Southern Methodist University - Dallas - 1982
Associate of Arts and Science
Brookhaven College - Farmers Branch - 1979

Additional Information

TEACHING
  • 1994-2007 University of Texas at Dallas - Richardson, TX.
  • 1983-2007 Brookhaven Community College - Farmers Branch, TX.
  • 2003-2007 Hathaway Academy of Ballet
  • 1994-06 Resident Artist for Young Audiences ofGreater Dallas
  • 2004 Summer Intensive Workshop - Ballet Academy ofTexas - Coppell, TX.
  • 2004 Master Classes for Arkansas Dance Network/Hendrix College/Conway, Arkansas
  • 2002 Master Classes/Henderson State University/Arkadelphia, Arkansas
  • 1998 Adjudicator and Master Classes, Dance Masters ofAmerica - Tulsa, OK
  • 1996 Dance Consortium - Richardson, TX.
  • 1991-1992 Master Classes for Moon slice Dance Studio - Dallas, TX.
  • 1988 Private Classes for Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts - Dallas, TX.
PERFORMANCE
  • 2007 Dancemakers Concert - University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
  • 2005 Julius Ceasar Superstar - Dancespace Project at St. Marks Church - New York, NY
  • 2005 Excerpt from Julius Ceasar Superstar - Dancers Responding to Aids - New York, NY
  • 2000-06 Member of Ewert & Company
  • 1992-05 Young Audiences of North Texas
  • 1989-01 Member of Dancers' Unlimited Repertory Company
  • 1990-04 The Dallas Morning News Dance Festival
  • 1998-99 Really Big Show - Lake Charles, LA., Puerto Rico, Kansas City, MO., Tampa, FL.,
  • 1997 "Shoppers Guide to the Center ofthe Universe" - Kalita Humphreys Theatre - Dallas, TX.
  • 1995 Summer Fest 95 - San Francisco, CA.
  • 1994 DIFFA Dallas, TX
  • 1993 Commercial for Haggar Company
  • 1992 Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Las Posadas - Majestic Threatre - Dallas, TX.
  • 1991 Sharir Dance Co.Dancers Unlimited - Austin, TX.
  • 1990 Dancers Unlimited Guest Tour - Alexandria, LA.
  • 1987 "Camelot" Greenville Avenue Pocket Sandwich Theatre - Dallas, TX.
  • 1983 La Fortza Del Destino - Dallas Opera .
PERSONAL STATEMENT

Monica (Micki) Saba teaches, choreographs, and dances throughout the Dallas area and beyond. Her teaches at UT Dallas, Brookhaven Community College and is the Director of Modern Dance at Hathaway Academy of Ballet. Her credits include performing and choreographing with Dancers Unlimited Repertory Company, Ewert & Company, choreography and master classes at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, master classes for organizations such as Dance Masters of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma and The Irving Ballet in Irving, Texas. Her performance experience includes Danspace Project at St. Marks Church in New York City, Dancers' Responding to Aids Benefit in New York City and The Dallas Morning News Dance Festival and the Dallas Opera. She traveled nationally for two years with the corporate show band "The Really Big Show," and throughout the country independently and with Dancers Unlimited. 

For fifteen years Micki was a resident artist with Young Audiences of North Texas. In fall of 2003 she accepted the title of Resident Choreographer for the newly formed company Collin County Ballet Theatre in Plano, Texas.

In the spring of 2007 she collaborated with Collin County Community College (CCCC) to coordinate a two-week residency with the New York based Battleworks Dance Company. The resulting presentation of Battleworks with UT Dallas and CCCC students gained UT Dallas the recognition of being rated fourth in The Dallas Morning News "2007: The best in dance" choices by dance critic Margaret Putnam. 

The fall of 2008 began the development of a large-scale project to create both a concert stage and touring version of a program designed for children with long-term illness, disability, or special needs titled "I'm Not Invisible". The program premiered in May of 2009.

Saba received a Chancellor Award during the summer of 2008 from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. In fall of 2007 she was the Fines Arts nominee for the Excellence in Teaching for Adjunct Faculty at Brookhaven College. She received the 2000 Outstanding Teaching Award at UT Dallas for Arts and Humanities and the 1990 Excellence in Teaching for Adjunct Faculty at Brookhaven.