Meet Sarah

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, commercial, and symphony work, locally in new works readings and labs in NYC, regionally as a leading lady in award-winning theaters across the country, including the First National Tour of the Tony-Award Winning “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder," and as a frequent guest artist with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. 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 household filled with music and artistry. 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 lives on in the glorious music made by his students, friends, and family. 

Artist Mantra:

"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 without expectation, to connect without presumption, and to spark ideas that provoke questions leading to solutions. I believe there is space for everyone in this colossal microcosm of our industry. And I will forge the charge in connecting and fostering artists who are taking relentless leap after leap to make that space.