SARA OLIVA is excited to join Dramatic Education. In Chicago Sara performed at Northlight Theater, Bailiwick Repertory, Mary-Arrchie Theater, Lifeline Theater, Backstage Theater Company, The Artistic Home, Walkabout Theater Company, Chicago Dramatists, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, (where she originated the role of Monterone’s Daughter in their controversial production of “Rigoletto”) and several others. In New York she performed the role of Sicinius in Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’s “Coriolanus”, which was a NY Times Critics Pick. She also performed the role of Kristin with Vagabond Productions’ (Belgium) American premiere of “Miss Julie”, which was directed by BAFTA award winner Andrew Dallmeyer. Regionally, she has performed with The Berkshire Theater Festival, Double Edge Theater and Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Playfest).
Other favorite roles include “Agave” in The Bacchae, “Thyona” in Big Love and “Wanda” in The Waiting Room. Film and TV credits include As The World Turns, One Life to Live, The History Channel.
Sara received her MFA in Acting from Brandeis University, studied movement at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies, and has extensive training in Suzuki. She also studied at The National Theater Institute and with Roberta Carreri (Teatri Odin.)