Sarah Spies (born in Cape Town, South Africa) is a choreographer, performance curator and lecturer in contemporary dance and performance. Her choreographic and curatorial work focuses on the unfolding affective dimensions of choreography as a frame for collaborative curatorial practice and she often works within research-based public programmes. She has created performative work within international gallery settings and has published on time-based performance within exhibition settings. She is part of ICI (Independent Curators International) and the international artists exchange programme MAHALA/Temporary Occupations and AFiRIperFOMA Biennial. She is a practice-based PhD researcher as part of the Research Platform for Curatorial and Cross-disciplinary Cultural Studies between the University of Reading (UK) and the University if the Arts/ZHdK (Zurich).