Sarah Hickler

Associate Professor and Head of Acting

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.


  • Performing Arts
    Since 1994


B.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art & Design
M.F.A., Boston University