Sarah Shippobotham is a Professor in Acting, Dialects and Voice at the university of Utah as well as the Head of the Actor Training Program there. Sarah trained as an actor at The Welsh College of Music and Drama in Wales before gaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Voice Studies from The Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Recent acting credits include: Ann Putnam and Sarah Good in THE CRUCIBLE for Pioneer Theatre Company; the Adult Women in SPRING AWAKENING at the U of U; THE SYRINGA TREE for Utah Contemporary Theatre, and Vivian Bearing in W;T for the U of U. Dialect and Voice coaching credits include fourteen seasons with the renowned Shaw Festival (Canada) and Pioneer Theatre Company where she has coached shows including ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA. 2011/12 Sarah spent 7 months in New Zealand working as Additional Dialect Coach on The Hobbit films. Sarah has directed many shows for the U of U Theatre Department including: ROMEO & JULIET, ‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE, HAY FEVER, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, RING ROUND THE MOON AND THE DUCHESS OF MALFI.