Sarah Dearie is a native of New Orleans, La. She is a graduate of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and holds a B.F.A. in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute. In 1999 she traveled to Salvador, Bahia, Brazil which she immediately adopted as her second home. The African cultural presence in both Salvador and New Orleans provides deep inspiration for her work. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and four children. Sarah teaches Visual Art and Talented in Visual Arts to K- 3rd grade students at Audubon Charter School. In 2014 she co-founded the Brazilian style carnival group Bloco Sereia.