Sabra Perry is originally from Vancouver Island, where she began dancing under the guidance of Linda Klassen. She later graduated from the National Ballet School, and performed with companies including the National Ballet of Canada, Hartford Ballet, Merce Cunningham Repertory Group, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, in works by George Balanchine, Merce Cunningham, Ulysses Dove, Jodie Gates, Martha Graham, Nicolo Fonte, William Forsythe, and Dwight Rhoden, among others.
During almost 20 years in New York, Sabra was also a ballet mistress with Complexions, a faculty member at Ballet Academy East, and a guest teacher at Peridance, Broadway Dance Centre, and Marymount Manhattan College. She has taught master classes across the United States, and was recently was on the faculty of the Helix Dance Theatre Summer Intensive, and the Complexions Contemporary Ballet Intensives in New York, Dallas, and Detroit. Sabra is a certified Pilates instructor, and holds a BA in dance from SUNY/Empire State College. Sabra joined the Arts Umbrella faculty in 2012.