Meet the team that puts Cathedral Dance Festival together!
Sarah Linner Quie – Founder and Director
Sarah Linner Quie founded Cathedral Dance Festival in 2013, bringing dance schools together in a wholesome environment for education, performance and adjudication in Eden Prairie, MN. Sarah graduated from St. Olaf College with a Bachelors degree in Dance and Religion and has taught the joy of dancing for almost four decades. Sarah was the Dance Director at Macalester College, MN. She also taught at Saint Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, where she choreographed Sacred dance performances for chapel services. She was the Dance Director for the Early Childhood Development Center at the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College in South Bend. Mrs. Quie has founded and directed three dance schools; St. Anthony School of Dance in St. Paul (currently St. Paul Ballet), the Conservatory of Dance in South Bend and is currently the Director at Prairie School of Dance. Sarah was the Dance Co-Director of St. Anthony Sacred Dance Company. Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband, three sons, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. Sarah is a lifelong dancer, continuing to teach dance and lead workshops. She believes dance is a calling and is grateful to have dance as an expression of her Christian faith.
Marit Green – Festival Coordinator
Marit grew up in Eden Prairie and began dancing at the age of three at a local studio. She trained and competed in ballet, jazz, tap and lyrical and was a member of the National Champion Eden Prairie Pom Squad in high school. Graduating from St. Olaf College in 2006, Marit received a BA in Dance and Economics and also holds her MA in Leadership from Augsburg University. In addition being the Event Coordinator for the Cathedral Dance Festival, Marit currently the Business Director at Prairie School of Dance, travels the midwest as a judge at regional dance team competitions, and is going into her 12th season as the Head Coach of the dance team at Hopkins High School. When not working in the dance world, Marit enjoys spending time at the lake, catching up with friends and family, traveling and hanging out at home with her husband, Matt, and 2 kitties!
Sarah Swenson – Fesitval Assistant
Headshot and bio coming soon!