Photography by Bruno O'Hara
Sarah Bryce Mann
OWNER / FOUNDER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Sarah Bryce Mann has been dancing since the age of 10, doing a multitude of styles ranging from musical theatre to ballet to modern, however, her main focus had always been hip hop. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Chapman University. After college, Sarah relocated to Los Angeles to focus on a commercial dance career. Since moving to LA, Sarah's primary focus has shifted towards the fusion of aerial arts with dance, first with her company Jagged West, then as a solo artist, and now with Madmann's Playground. Sarah has been featured on America's Best Dance Crew (with Jag6ed Crew), FOX's TV Show Mobbed (with both Jagged West and Mischief Makers), and in the documentary Off The Floor, which followed Jagged Contemporary Pole Dance Company.
Sarah has her own production company, THE MADMANN, which specializes in nightlife shows and events. She is currently a producer for The Toledo Show in Los Angeles, CA, as well as the Co-Producer and Production Coordinator for Sweven, a company specializing in live erotic performance art for private events and parties. She was the Co-Founder and Co-Creative Director of Madcap Creative, a previously existing fetish performance art company which had a successful show at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and was written about in Playboy Magazine.
Outside of the seductive nightlife industry, Sarah is the Producing Director for ZiRu Dance, a non-profit BIPOC modern dance company in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area, CA. Alongside ZiRu Dance's Artistic Director, Philein Wang, Sarah co-produces the Silicon Valley Dance Festival, aimed at bringing professional modern dance to the Peninsula.
Although not her main focus, Sarah also dabbles as a choreographer. As a result of her piece, entitled Mating Game, Jagged West was named LA's Best Performing Artist in 2012 by RAWartists and won a first place world title at the International Pole Dance Masters Cup Championship in 2012. Her choreographic work can now be seen in all of the Madmann's Playground productions, although she primarily focuses on stage directing and works in collaboration with the various performers who make up the production's cast.
Aside from dance and live performance, Sarah also has a Pilates company: Madmann Fitness. She teaches Pilates and Golf Fitness regularly throughout the San Fernando Valley. She received her Pilates Certification from Body Arts and Science International and is Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified, allowing her to help golfers perfect their swing. She is also a NeuroKinetic Therapy (Level 3) practitioner, helping clients with chronic ailments and injury rehabilitation. She is also Roll Model Method certified.