Sara Galassini is an Interdisciplinary artist that expresses herself through

Dance, Theater, Voice, Songwriting, Poetry, and  the Visual Arts 



Sara Galassini is an Italian interdisciplinary artist and performer, singer songwriter and community project facilitator. She holds a BA in Applied Theater and she has been working in NYC for 20 years.

Together with award-winning musician and composer Yukio Tsuji she is the co-founder of the Sara Galas Band. The two have created four interdisciplinary theater performances: Waves of all times, Origin: a Performance Art Concert, Unmeasurable Picture, REFLECT-I-ON, and Pros-Her-Pere, their latest interdisciplinary work inspired by the Myth of Persephone and Demeter .

Most recently, Sara and award winning performer Sophie Bortolussi have co-created the dance-theater production One-in-Themselves for at La MaMa 55th Season.

Galassini is a member of The Great Jones Repertory Company and of Magis Theater Company, and she works as a facilitator and team member of The Trojan Women Project of La MaMa ETC.

Galassini has performed in the acclaimed production of Trojan Women originally directed by Andrei Serban and Elizabeth Swados in 1974, and in numerous productions directed by the late Ellen Stewart: The Monk and The Hangman’s Daughter, Seven, Romeo and Juliet, Seven against Thebes, Herakles Via Phaedra, Mythos Oedipus, Dionysus Filius Dei, Fragments of Seven, Great Jones Variations.

Other Credits include: Fuck/Love The Poetics of Adoration by Kelly Bartnik; En Masse by Palissimo Dance Company; The Angels of Swedenborg by Ping Chong & Co. La MaMa; Japan Earthquake & Hurricane Sandy Benefit, Carnegie Hall; 9 Windows, Open Door, Room to Panic, and In Retrospect by Loco 7 Dance Pupper Co., La MaMa, London, Italy; Narcissus by Elizabeth Swados, La MaMa, When clowns play Hamlet directed by Ozzie Rodriguez, La MaMa; Don’t look into the camera directed by Aktina Stathaki; Hoplite Diary by Tom Lee; Theatricale by Urban Research Theater; Love Story, Palestine by Yoshiko Chuma; Si Seulement Si by Nu Dance Theater; Expiration Date by Abla Khoury.


SonicShanti Sound Therapy

 The Healing Power of Sound with Sara 

- An immersive multi instrumental sound journey into the inner immensity of the self - 

Sound is universally used as a gateway to meditation and religious ceremony. It shapes our reality and transforms the way we feel. Hearing is the first sense developed in utero and the last sense we lose. Listening is hard wired to many different layers of the brain. Sound can be a powerful alternative medicine, helping to unify our body, mind and spirit. Sound, applied correctly, stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system inviting a deep state of relaxation, a necessary condition for healing. Consciously listening to sound allows us to come back to the present and into the body, helping to make the incomprehensible comprehensible, serving as our roadmap to personal well being. 

I strongly believe that by developing a practice of deep listening through the healing power of sound it is possible to restore a sense of balance and well-being, find freedom within and encourage harmony in all aspects of life, consequently freeing oneself from suffering. 

In my sound practice I combine instruments that are made of metal, wood, clay and glass such as Tibetan and crystal bowls, Japanese and Indian bells, gongs, kalimba, zither, Shakuhachi and Khloy flute, ocean drum, udu, frame drum and the voice together with sounds of nature. The combination of their harmonics allows me to create unique elemental sound journeys that function as a bridge for self awareness and self discovery while promoting harmony of body, mind and spirit.

Sara's Journey into Sound Meditation:

Sara is a New York based Italian interdisciplinary artist and a member of La MaMa ETC for over twenty years. Her 25 years long artistic experience and the many benefits she has received by studying and practicing dance, theater and music led her to want to undertake a personal journey in the healing arts and sound therapy. She is a certified sound practitioner from the Open Center SMI program since 2016. Ever since she has been offering her sound practice integrating her knowledge in performance and the creative process with the healing power of sound to create a safe space for conscious listening and healing. Sara has taught in person and virtual sound and movement workshops internationally. In 2019 she founded SonicShanti in collaboration with her sound companion Christopher Cherney. Chris passed away late last year but their mission to offer sound meditations and workshops for cancer patients, people suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, pain and anyone else that wants to restore and nurture a state of quiet, harmony, wellbeing and happiness continues to this day. Some of the organizations that SonicShanti has partnered with are NYU, Tisch, Yale Cancer Center, Omega Institute, You can Thrive, Gilda’s Club, Il Molino, ChiantiBodyMind, Shalva Clinic, Wisdom & Wellness Integrative Cancer Symposium and the Open Center.



Up-Coming Events:

A double winter Soul Bath in celebration of the 2021 Winter Solstice
Tuesday December 21
 Join Petra van Noort & SonicShanti for:

Soul Bath 1- Return of the Light

dropping in to softly explore the spaces in your body-mind that can release more and open further to make room for the newer and brighter. Working with the heart and touching on some of it's grief and it’s spaciousness: allowing light to be born into that space, practicing knowing the discomfort of the New...
@ the time of the winter solstice of the Northern Hemisphere 2021
7.30am PST/ 10.30am EST/ 4.30pm CEST
duration 90 minutes
- On Zoom (cameras on/ off optional)

Soul Bath 2 - Releasing the Darkness

dropping in and creating space and time in your body-mind to tune into desires and "envisioneer" your next place that is more bright, light and harmonious
@ 11am PST/ 2pm EST/ 8pm CEST
duration 90 minutes - On Zoom (cameras on/ off optional)

Sliding Scale $20-$35 / €15-€30 for one Soul Bath
Sliding Scale $40-$60 / €35-€55 for both Soul Baths
Attending both Soul Baths? Yay, you are rocking the self-care and up-leveling! Please register separately for each Soul Bath (you can make one payment)

Payment via Venmo (@saragalassini) or Paypal (

Please pay prior to the event
When paying please mention your name, “Soul Bath 1”, “Soul Bath 2”, or “Both Baths” 
After receiving your payment you will be sent an email with your registration confirmation and the Zoom link
​Please note payment is non-refundable

-links to the recording(s) will be shared with all participants and will be accessible until January 2nd-

Facilitators Info:
Sara Galassini is an interdisciplinary artist and performer recognized internationally, active for 25 years in the field of theater, dance and music. Since the year of 2000 Sara has lived and worked in New York with La MaMa ETC and the Great Jones Company, as well as many other international companies and projects. In 2016 she graduated as a sound therapy practitioner at the Sound and Music Institute at the Open Center, where she learned to use sound and voice as alternative medicines. She studied with important artists and teachers such as John Beaulieu, Silvia Nakkach and Alexandre Tannous. Since 2019 Sara regularly holds sound healing baths and workshops both in the USA and in Italy with her SonicShanti project and Weekly Wellness - Online Sound Retreat.

Petra van Noort, originally from The Netherlands, is an interdisciplinary dance-theater performer and holistic wellness practitioner (reflexology, yoga, flower essences, reiki).
During her 25-year career as a performer in New York City she has toured and taught internationally with various renowned companies, has taught in many colleges and set works on professionals throughout the US.
During this time she has had a parallel career as a holistic practitioner in private practice, has continued her studies and teaching in reflexology and yoga internationally. She further works with the vibrational healing modalities of sound, flower essence therapy and Reiki.
Prompted by these special times and motivated by her belief in the smart instinctual body and the directive forces of Pleasure, she is currently  in the process of reconfiguring her offerings in new ways to serve you in even more juicy ways soon.... Stay tuned at

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Ongoing Sound Healing's Offerings:

SONICSHANTI Weekly Wellness- Online Sound Retreat

Every Monday 6,30-7,30pm ET

Join SonicShanti to practice conscious listening & develop self awareness. These weekly sound sessions are designed to raise your vibration and harmonize your entire human system, promoting deep healing and inviting positive change in all aspects of your life.

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In The New Year Sara will be offering a 4 weeks series of Mindfulness Meditation Classes

Stay Tuned

Past Sound Healing events:


Bagno Sonoro Polistrumentale online

18 Dicembre 2020 @ 18.30pm Italian Time / 12:30pm NYC Time

Info e Prenotazioni:

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The Creative Center
Sound Exploration and Instrument Creation

Friday February 7th, 2020. Time:10-3pm

Class Location: Speyer Hall, Second floor, 184 Eldridge Street

Sold Out Event

Shalva Clinic
The Healing Power of Sound

March 4th, 2020. Time: 6-8pm

8 Lincoln Street, Westport CT 06880

p: 203-916-4600