Sarah Ellis is an NYC-based actor, concert artist, creator and producer with a passion for community building across the visual and performing arts.
Her professional credits span across theatre, film, dance, and symphony/commercial work, from developing new works in NYC to playing her favorite leading ladies in award-winning theaters across the country. She is the Co-Creator/Producer of MT SHORTS, a new creative platform that fosters emerging writers to compose musical short films.
Raised in Platteville, WI, Sarah grew up in a musical household. Mom and Dad were band directors, and from a young age she was playing both the clarinet and cello, dancing ballet, and singing in the local children’s choir. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State University where she received the Margaret “Peg” French Undergraduate Award in Theatre. Sarah makes art in celebration of her father, Barry L Ellis (Jan 31, 1960-Oct, 20, 2018), whose memory is celebrated in the music made by his students, friends, and family.
"Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing whats next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark."
-Agnes De Mille-
My artistry lies in my quest to contribute and connect without expectation and to spark ideas that provoke questions that drive towards solution. I believe there is space for everyone in this colossal microcosm of our industry, and I will create space for those ready to work beyond their comfort zones.