Faculty

Saba, Monica

Senior Lecturer

Office:  JO 5.502
Phone: 
972-883-2083
Email: 
msaba@utdallas.edu

Education: MFA, Southern Methodist University, 2009
BA, Dance, Southern Methodist University, 1982
AAS, Brookhaven College, 1979

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.