Sarah West has been using teaching as an excuse to hang out with cool kids for over ten years, from a beginning as a dance teacher in northern Michigan to teaching undergraduate acting courses in Houston. Most recently, she was on MSIP’s 2020 Shakes! Tour (and the inaugural Virtual Shakes platform), performing and teaching workshops in schools all over Montana. She is TESOL certified through VIPKid, versed in trauma-informed and neurodiverse approaches, and enjoys using her dance and acting backgrounds to adapt classes for each group and each student. She works primarily as an actor, and usually in Shakespeare – favorite roles include Audrey in As You Like It at Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Masha in The Three Sisters, and Imogen in Cymbeline. In her free time she hikes, volunteers, and is trying to leash-train her cat. It’s going shockingly well. Sarah holds an MFA from the University of Houston.