Block & Block

Participating Artists
Affinity: SB-ADaPT Fest Sprouts

Block & Block will be presenting Chaperone.   A funny and touching duet about the power struggles between mothers and daughters.   Chaperone is choreographed by mother/daughter artistic team Sarah Block (age 11) and her mom Melissa Block. 

Both Melissa & Sarah Block are
SonneBlauma alumni. 

Most recently Sarah  danced in Misa Kelly's Wallflower for the critically acclaimed SB-ADaPT Festival.  A project that Melissa contributed to as choreographic assistant.

Melissa performed with the company  between 2007 and 2010.  During this period she helped Misa Kelly create Grit & Under No Certain Circumstances performing both of these the works in Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles.  Melissa also performed in Stephen Kelly's Lucky Ducks.  

In addition to managing the mother/daughter dance company Block & Block Melissa is a mother to not only Sarah, but Sarah's brother Noah.  She works as a freelance writer, editor and is a nonprofit development professional. 

Sarah is in sixth grade at Monte Vista Elementary.   In addition to dancing with Block & Block she has performed in the work of Robin Bisio and Misa Kelly.   Presently she is training at Gustafson School of Ballet in Santa Barbara studying both ballet and jazz.