Sara Mougeot (nee Thibeault) twirled and danced at Martin School of Dance and Baton Twirling for 18 years, training in Baton Twirling, Jazz, Acro, and Ballet. Sara is a former member of the Sundown Optimist Buffalo Gals and Martin Showcase Dancers. Sara started assisting with baton and acro classes at age 15 and fell in love with helping others.
Sara represented Canada at the World Baton Twirling Championships and International Cup from 2005 – 2012 in various events including Pair, Team, Freestyle, Solo, Two-Baton, Three-Baton, Artistic Twirl, Artistic Pair, and Artistic Group. In 2007, Team Canada, of which Sara was a member, won a Bronze Medal. Nationally, Sara has won many national titles, including Grand National Duet, Solodance, Medley, Three Baton, Dance Twirl Team, and Freestyle Team. Sara also has received Athlete of the Year, Pair/Team of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year, and the Challenge Cup.
Since retiring from competing, Sara has been certified as a Canadian Baton Twirling Federation (CBTF) L2 Coach, M3 Judge, and S4 Adjudicator. She also has certified as World Baton Twirling Federation (WBTF) Level One Coach and Course Conductor. Additionally, Sara has completed her Level Two Certification with Acrobatic Arts. Outside of twirling and dance, Sara studied Secondary Education at the University of Regina and convocated with Distinction in 2012.
Sara is active in the baton community serving as the Saskatchewan Baton Twirling Association (SBTA) and CBTF Skills Development Representative, and formerly as an Athletes Representative for both organizations.
“I love to share my passion for baton twirling and dance with our students. I hope to instill a sense of pride in their work, all while enjoying the process.”
- Bachelor of Education, Secondary Mathematics (Distinction)
- CBTF Level 2 Coaches Certification
- CBTF Module 1 Judges Certifiaction
- CBTF NCCP Part A Theory Coaches Certification
- Nominee for Sasksport Team of the Year 2008
- World Team Member 2006 – 2013
- Former Member – Sundown Optimist Buffalo Gals
- Former Member – Martin Showcase Dancers