Staff of Infrared Arts

Sara Lim-Smith

Artistic Director and Creative Producer of Infrared Arts

Sara began her training at an early age at Adel Academy London. After moving to the East Midlands, Sara continued her classical dance training with Rachel Rowtlet of Ballet Rambert. Sara then took a higher national diploma in performing arts at Melton Mowbray College before winning a full scholarship at the prestigious London Contemporary Dance School where she majored in classical ballet, contemporary dance and choreography. Sara was mentored by choreographers such as Richard Alston and Wayne McGregor and appeared in several pieces by these choreographers at The Place London. Sara ended her training at London Contemporary Dance School and took her final year at The London Studio Centre, Kings Cross, majoring in musical theatre and drama before landing her first professional tour in a Shakespeare company playing Ophelia. Sara then went on to tour nationally and international in many dance and theatre companies appearing at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden and The Theatre Royal Drury lane, West End. Sara’s credits include ITV, NIA Birmingham, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Hallmark and Disney and The Birmingham NEC. Sara has also taught at some of the country’s leading performing arts schools such as The Hammond, LCPA, Anne Olivial OBE and London Contemporary Dance School. Sara now directs and produces all productions for Infrared Arts and has written over 20 original musical productions for her company. Sara most recently won best choreographer in the East midlands and her senior company won The David Pollard shield for best production with Hansel and Gretel. Sara has just returned from writing and producing a production for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 and is set to return in 2015 with both her Comedy Company and Ballet Company, Adoci Dance Theatre.

As founder of Infrared Arts, Sara is a great inspiration and to be a part of her work is indeed a great honour. 

Owen Todd

Tiny Stars Musical Theatre and Vocal Coach

 Owen started his training at Linda Williams Academy of Dance and Performing Arts specialising in Musical Theatre and Gymnastics. He then went on to take Dance and Drama classes in Loughborough until joining Infrared Arts in 2010. Owen joined the senior company at Infrared Arts (Award Winning Infrared Comedy Theatre) where he has played several principle roles in both mainstream musical productions and pantomimes. Owen has also performed in productions across the UK including venues such as the NIA Arena, Birmingham and the St Andrews Arena. Owen has recently returned from the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he played the principle role of ‘Graham’ in ‘The Estate’ at Greenside Venue, Edinburgh. Owen brings great energy and a modern perspective when teaching early years Tiny Stars students a great asset to the Infrared Arts team.