Performing Arts Faculty
Sarah Hickler is the Acting Area Head and Head of Movement training in the Department of Performing Arts. She is an actor, choreographer, director, and movement specialist. Her physical theatre work has been produced in theatres throughout New England, at Lincoln Center Festival in New York City, and abroad at the Mercury Theatre in England. A former member of the Mobius Artists Group, Hickler has collaborated with experimental theatre, dance, media, and performance artists from the U.S. and abroad.
She has directed critically acclaimed productions for Sun Valley Shakespeare, Sedona Shakespeare, and the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company. Additionally, Hickler has been choreographer/movement director on productions in New York City, Boston, and Los Angeles.
Hickler has over 20 years experience training actors and theatre educators in graduate and undergraduate programs at such institutions as Brandeis University, Boston University, and Boston Conservatory, and in professional studios and training programs. She was the director of Shakespeare Sedona Institute in Arizona, and has a long association with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, where she performed annually with DibbleDance Theater, and taught in their professional training programs.
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A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Emily Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award
Emily Skeggs was with fellow Emerson alums when she learned that she had been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her role in Fun Home.
No rehearsal needed: Students win theatre competition
They didn’t go to USITT to compete (in fact, they signed up after the race had begun), but a group of Performing Arts production majors took first place at the 2015 Tech Olympics!
McGorry '08 talks about his two hit TV shows
The Performing Arts alum appears on Orange is the New Black and How to Get Away With Murder.
Grammy nomination for Sanlikol
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, a well-respected pianist and faculty member in Performing Arts, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his composition “Vecd."