Sawyer Newsome

August 15, 2019


Sawyer was born and raised in Charlotte North Carolina where he has been dancing for 7 years and choreographing for 5. Sawyers training includes the Magnet School in Monroe, NC, Central Academy of Technology and Arts. While simultaneously training at Carolina Dance Capital. Sawyer is a recipient of many awards and scholarships such as the Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship, the James Dickerson Carr Scholarship and many more.. In addition, Sawyer has trained with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Kirsten Russell, Terry Schulke Chad McCall, Doug Elkins, Peter Chu, And Martha Nichols. He auditioned for Season 14 of So You Think You Can Dance and made it to the top 75. Not long after that he went to work with Terry Schulke’s POV (Points of View) Contemporary Dance Company where he performed all around the West Coast. In the fall Sawyer will be entering his senior year at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts as a BFA dance major. At Mason Gross, Sawyer has been able to present his own choreography work all around New Jersey and New York.