Sarah made her “impressive Off-Broadway debut” originating the young leading lady Sister Mary Jo in DESPERATE MEASURES at New World Stages (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Off-Broadway Alliance Winner).
Before making her NYC introduction, Sarah performed with Houston Grand Opera’s SHOW BOAT directed by Francesca Zambello and DON CARLOS directed by John Caird, both with Patrick Summers at the baton. Encouraging a move to NYC to finally pursue theatre, Zambello brought Sarah to spend that summer as a Glimmerglass musical theatre young artist, where she performed CAMELOT, Jeanine Tesori’s opera THE LION, THE UNICORN & ME, and with Jessica Lang Dance. Sarah then won acclaim for regional theatre performances: Cole Porter's YOU NEVER KNOW (Broadway World Award & Andes Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical), MARY POPPINS (Kansas City Starlight), SWEENEY TODD, WEST SIDE STORY, I LOVE A PIANO.
Sarah’s training is rooted in honoring classic technique & repertoire across the acting, singing, and dancing disciplines. She holds BM/MMs from University of Southern California in vocal arts and spent three summers at the Aspen Music Festival training with Ed Berkeley on opera, musical theatre, classic theatre, and Shakespeare. Professional credits from this time include an international debut as Musetta in LA BOHEME at Teatro Unione directed by Lina Wertmuller, a solo recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA. As a teen, Sarah won a Western Ballet Theatre apprenticeship and a scholarship to EDGE pac in LA, and she continued to dance professionally throughout her acting/singing training. Sarah was raised in the children’s, educational, and community theaters in her hometown of Walla Walla, WA.
Sarah continues her development in NYC with Joan Lader for voice, Anthony Abeson, Craig Carnelia, Larry Moss, Joan Rosenfels for acting.