Sarita Apel was born in Wiesbaden, Germany. She received her Bachelor of Arts in 2011 at Codarts, Rotterdam Dance Academy, where she performed works by Ederson Xavier, Pedro Gomez, Loic Perela, and others. In 2009 she was invited by Dansgroep Amsterdam to perform an Itzik Galili choreography at the New Island Festival in New York. In 2014 she successfully completed three years of training as a scholarship student at The Ailey School in New York City. While at Ailey she danced works of choreographers Norbert De La Cruz III, Marcus Willis, Matthew Rushing, Manuel Vignoulle, Sonia Dawkins, Loni Landon, Nia Love and Samantha Speis and she performed with The Ailey School and Company in the Ailey Spirit Gala at Lincoln Center.
Subsequently, she was a member of Graham 2 during the 2014/15 season. In New York she also performed for Norbert De La Cruz III, Teresa Fellion Dance (Bodystories), Buglisi Dance Theatre, Creative Time/Nick Cave, Awaken Dance Theater as well as at the Dance Gallery Festival 2013/14, where she performed with Omar Roman de Jesus. Recently, Sarita has been dancing for Arim Dance and the Caterina Rago Dance Company and joined the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for their upcoming season.