From Rochester, MN, Sara began her training with Lelia Friel, Deon Allen, and Ellen Huston. Sara continued her training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Professional Division on scholarship. While there, she performed as Clara in the company's Nutcracker as well as in a varied repertoire with the school. In 2010, Sara moved to New York City to train with Edward Ellison. During the off-season, Sara danced with American Contemporary Ballet in Los Angeles.