- MFA Acting, University of Delaware Professional Theatre Training Program
- BA Theatre Arts, Ithaca College
Sara Valentine is a native New Englander with a BA in Theatre Arts from Ithaca College and an MFA in Acting from the University of Delaware Professional Theatre Training Program. She joined the USM faculty in 2016, arriving from Tulane University in New Orleans. At USM, she teaches Acting, Directing, Voice and Speech, Theatre Workshop, and Professional Development. She also directs and coaches dialects for the department main stage. As a professional actor, she has performed both regionally and internationally. Some theatre credits include the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Arden Theatre of Philadelphia, and the Shakespeare Festivals of Colorado, Maine, North Carolina, and Philadelphia, among others. Since 2004, she has created and performed theatre productions for Really Inventive Stuff, a vaudeville-inspired theatre company that presents programs with symphony orchestras throughout North America. She is a member of Actor’s Equity (AEA), abd the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA). She is currently pursuing a certification in the Roy Hart Theatre Voice, and studies voice pedagogy with the Centre Artistique International Roy Hart (CAIRH) in Malérargues, France.