Special Skills

Stage Combat

Unarmed (Extensive); Paul Dennhardt, Jean Kerr, R & D Choreography
Broadsword – SAFD Certified; Paul Dennhardt
Rapier & Dagger; R & D Choreography
Short Sword; R & D Choreography
Proficient in acrobatics including falls, faints & rolls


Voice – Mezzo Soprano to Alto
Flute & Piccolo – Concert Trained

Aerial Arts

Silks, Silk Knot, Spanish Web, Lyra, Trapeze


Ballet (with Basic Pointe), Ballroom (Various), Jazz Modern


Russian, German, Slavic, Cockney, British RP, General Southern, Brooklyn


Russian, Spanish




Meisner – Black Box Acting Studio; Laura Hooper & Audrey Francis
Shakespeare Folio Technique – Nick Sandys, Remy Bumppo; Susan Hart & Jeffery Carlson
Aerial Arts – Aloft Aloft – Aerial Silks; Actor’s Gymnasium – Silks, Silk Knot, Spanish Web, Lyra, Trapeze
Auditioning & Monologue – Linda Gillum, Remy Bumppo
Plasticene – Summer Intensive Workshops
Acting Coach – Audrey Francis


BA Theatre Arts, Minors: Russian, Theatre Dance; Illinois Wesleyan University
Certificate of Study, Moscow Art Theatre School (with NTI/Harvard)


A native of Elmhurst, Illinois, Sara graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a BA in Theatre Arts and minors in Russian and Theatre Dance. In 2006, she traveled to Moscow through the National Theatre Institute, where she studied under the Acting Masters at the Moscow Art Theatre School.

Her approach to acting is best described as deeply rooted in movement and physicality layered with Chicago-style Meisner and a sharp tongue for Shakespeare.