Sarah Xiao started her dance training at the age of 6 in the Province of Hunan, China, and received her professional education at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), majoring in contemporary dance. Xiao has been actively involved in a number of projects with international artists. As an independent dance artist, her open approach to performances leads her to experiments with form and with audience relationships, and collaboration with artists from various disciplines. She has performed her solo works at art galleries such as Art Statements, Spring Workshop, and Alison Fine Arts. During her studies, Sarah received the Margaret Zee Outstanding Performer Award, the Dean’s Prize for Dance, and a scholarship to attend the Biblioteca Do Corpo Dance Project at the ImPulsTanz Dance Festival in Vienna. In 2019, Sarah attended Yale University under a fellowship through Yale-China Association.