Soubrette /soo-bret/ noun
A comedy character who is mischievous, lighthearted, and coquettish— often a confidante of the ingenue, she displays a flirtatious nature.

Famous examples are the characters Ado Annie in Oklahoma and Ellie Mae Chipley, who sings "Life Upon the Wicked Stage," in Showboat.
Also, leading ladies such as Chicago's Roxie and Damn Yankees' Lola.

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Starting Over 2023

A new look, a new brand, and new pursuits.

2022 (or: why I’m exhausted)

Since the pandemic began I have just been sitting around doing nothing… quite the opposite, actually!

Winter/Spring of 2022 was insanely busy- besides prepping for GREAT COMET (a beast) and teaching my regular classes, I:

I choreographed both of Capital City Theatre’s mainstage shows: NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, and MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG.

Teaching has kept me busy; between regular classes at Monona Academy of Dance, Capital City Theatre’s  Conservatory classes and “Find Your Light” course, plus private College pre-screen coachings, I spent a lot of time in the studio.

Summer/Fall of 2022

During the run of GREAT COMET in June, I announced my retirement from Musical Theatre. I decided to change my focus and pursue Film & TV. ​Almost immediately, I:

I had the opportunity to go back to NYC and reunite with many of my long, lost friends there for a few days, before going to Washington, DC and recording a podcast for The Conner & Smith Show

I took a full-time position with ARTS PEOPLE, a platform for non-profit Theatre, Dance, and Music organizations to expand their marketing, ticketing, and fundraising.

In December, I helped my friend Tara realize her dream to be a Rockette, when the Cougar Ball produced and I directed and choreographed her journey in a one-woman Cabaret performed at Capital City Theatre's CORE.

Quarantine 2021

​Who says life was boring during the shutdown?!


2020 - The year that barely happened

On March 13, I was just a few days into a 3 week run as a dresser on the National Tour of WICKED at the Overture Center, when we abruptly closed. The set hung in the air of a dark theatre getting dusty for over 6 months before we went back to pack it up and send it home. Although Live theatre shut down due to the pandemic, I was lucky enough to stay busy acting in 4 different virtual shows, in the enterprising new Zoom-scape:

RAPUNZEL as the Two-Headed Monster with Broadway's Michael Marra; ROAD TO FOREVER, an original play by Sam Cooper as the Mole and the Joker; and returning to old pals Mom, Connie Can't-Do, Mrs. Waldo, and the Goddess Athena in MISS ELECTRICITY produced by Mariposa Theatre for Young Audiences

I really got to stretch my adult acting skills in the very mature dark comedy WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD by Sheila Callaghan. I played Sandy (and Guy!) The Constructivists is known for creating viscerally driven theatre and challenging, enlightening, educating, and entertaining a diverse, mature audience.

With the help of large studios, small class sizes, Zoom (again), new HVAC, masks (duh) and lots of Lysol, I was able to safely continue teaching my students in a hybrid of virtual and in-person classes at Monona Academy of Dance and Capital City Theatre Conservatory. These programs have been generous and the students come in craving the personal attention and creative release more than ever, and I am so grateful that they were able to provide a service that was so desperately needed during this time. I'm proud to teach Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Personal Coaching for them.;

I also made a huge pivot by hanging out my shingle as a licensed Real Estate Agent for the State of Wisconsin! I wouldn't normally mention this on my performing website, but have you seen my commercials?! "Follow me; I'll get you moving!"


I was nominated for “Best Actress in a Musical or Play” by as Jolene in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Actors Theatre of Indiana.  Please VOTE HERE!  Voting has ended, so stay tuned for the results- I was tied to win at the final count!

Starting the new year out right with a new performance credit as Bryn with the wonderful Capital City Theatre's staged reading of "The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill and Came Down A Mountain"  January 17 & 18

I've got a bunch of great workshops I'm teaching at Capital City Theatre's CORE (Conservatory, Office, Rehearsal, Events)

ONE NIGHT ONLY! I'm singing in a Cabaret Performance at The CORE on Friday, February 21. (ADULTS only, must be 21 or over)

...and looking ahead...

Children's Theatre of Madison has asked me to choreograph their mainstage production of "Beat Bugs", based on the popular Netflix series about the catastrophes of living in a garden set to Beatles tunes, HA! April 24-May 10 at Overture Center

FALL 2019

I had a blast playing Jolene in Actors Theatre of Indiana's "Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsSept 6-29, 2019 in Carmel, IN

Can't wait to see the final product for my KwikTrip Commercial, which should be released soon!

Capital City Theatre has opened their brand new CORE (Conservatory, Office, Rehearsal, Events) space in Middleton and my College-prep Master class series is the very first activity to be held there!

The national tour of "Spongebob Squarepants" came through Overture Center and I got to be hands-on with the cast as one of their Dressers. They even taught me part of Squidward's tap dance break!

I went ahead and taught that Spongebob tap break to my students when I went back to teaching at Monona Academy of Dance, Sun Prairie satellite studio. I have a whole new crop of ballerinas to train this year too!

I reunited with my friend, director Shannon Coltrane, to choreograph (and costume design!) "Peter and the Starcatcher" at Edgewood High School November 14-17, 2019

Enjoying my 2nd season in the cast of America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show, the Dinner Detective

I very much enjoyed teaching a Musical Theatre Prep Masterclass for Ballet dancers at Madison Ballet on November 1- the students liked it so much they asked for more!


SUMMER 2019 

I will be choreographing for the Find Your Light Summer Intensive June 20-26

Reuniting with my friend Michael Stanek, I will be the associate choreographer for CARRIE Aug 9-11  

Excited to reunite with Capital City Theatre to play Lucy Schmeeler and have my friend Josh Walden direct and choreograph ON THE TOWN at the Capitol Theater at Overture May 30-June 2


My students at the Sun Prairie Monona Academy of Dance will have their end of year recital at MATC Mitby Theatre on June 2.


I'm spending my fourth summer in a row at Children's Theatre of Madison (CTM) choreographing their musical series. First is the elite high school Academy students taking the Overture Playhouse stage with CHICAGO July 11 & 12  and then a little '50s show that rhymes with "LEASE" on August 2...


Hey- Did you also see that Badge from They made me a "Top 10 Instructor in the Best of" (or something like that).



I will be taking on private coaching students as soon as our home studio is complete this summer! Call or email me for details


SPRING 2019 

Disney Musicals In Schools- this year I was a substitute Teaching Artist and am now a T.A. Trainer under a grant from Disney with a special performance at The Overture Center for the Arts on Feb 28

You have never seen a high school production as mature as this one! So proud to be the choreographer for Madison West High School's spring musical MAMMA MIA March 8, 9, 15, 16

Guess who is being flown to cities across the midwest as the newest judge for the STARZ talent competition!

Capital City Theatre is having me teach my 2nd Master class series at Madison Ballet. Come get your skills for your best audition and dance performance!

I am choreographing for the 2019 Jerry Ensemble at the Overture Center. 

I was very happy to be chosen to shoot a video (yet to be released) for UWHealth's "Craving Survival Kit" to help smokers quit.  


Capital City Theatre is having me teach a Master class series to help any level dancer learn technical foundation and famous audition combinations to well-known Broadway musicals

I am one of the newest castmembers to join America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show, the Dinner Detective

I love working for Celebrations Entertainment - from playing CindyLu Who at a corporate holiday party, to being seen during Green Bay Packers games in their casino commercial... 

CindyLu Who

It was such a thrill to assist my forever friend Adolpho Blaire direct and choreograph Forever Plaid at the Palace Theatre in the Dells in January

I have started a new "business" called DanC.E. - Dance Clothes Exchange- completely free; "barre-ter"-based!

As your child outgrows their dance shoes, leotards, and recital costumes, turn them in & get others. Donations always accepted!

SUMMER 2018 

After taking an uncommon vacation for a week to the beautiful Canadian National Park in Banff, Alberta to enjoy gorgeous fresh mountain air and actual glacier water, I was ready for a busy summer:

Disney Musicals In Schools- As a Teaching Artist under a full grant from Disney to choreograph THE LION KING (Kids) at Leopold Elementary on May 15, with a special performance at The Overture Center for the Arts on May 23

My students at the Sun Prairie Monona Academy of Dance had their end of year recital at MATC Mitby Theatre on June 3. Many of my students won achievement awards for their progress!

I choreographed the Spirit Award for the 2018 Jerry Awards in Overture Hall at the Overture Center on June 10. The entire show was Live-streamed by Wisconsin Public Television

I spent several days in NYC meeting with writers, directors, performers, and dramaturgs to re-format and create an all new COUGAR BALL. First reading is expected around Labor Day...

I'm spending my third summer in a row at Children's Theatre of Madison (CTM) choreographing their musical series. First is the elite high school Academy students taking the Overture Playhouse stage with THE ADDAMS FAMILY July 12 & 13 (Yes, Friday the 13th!) and then Summer Stage's ELF on August 3.

Some of my students will be performing at the annual Sun Prairie CORNFEST on August 19 at 1pm.

Holy heck! It's been 10 years since THE PAJAMA GAME national tour! We're having a reunion in NYC on September 3!

Looking forward to a creative and busy Autumn!


Disney Musicals In Schools- I will be a Teaching Artist under a full grant from Disney to choreograph THE LION KING (Kids) at Leopold Elementary in May, with a special performance at The Overture Center for the Arts.

NUNSENSE-  5 zany nuns and I play the one who's forgotten everything after a crucifix fell on her head! Palace Theatre in the Dells (March 2 - April 8

I'm back to choreograph for the Tommy Ensemble's spring cabaret performance on March 11. Let the Sun Shine!

MASTERCLASS INFUSION (March 3) I'm honored to be the Musical Theatre Masterclass teacher in this incredible one-day event! This intensive experience from the Pius XI Performing Arts Academy gives Dance students from grades 8-12 the opportunity to interface with some of the best and brightest in the world of Dance from across the country.

THE COUGAR BALL is currently undergoing a re-format! We are looking for venues to play as soon as
Fall 2018... GET READY! 

FALL 2017 

3rd year Teaching at Monona Academy of Dance- It is so inspiring to watch students grow under your own tutelage year after year! Ballet, Tap and Jazz students have been thriving at the Sun Prairie satellite studio.

TIME WARP at the historic Orpheum Theatre- Raven Software and Celebrations Entertainment teamed up to create an awe-inspiring Halloween treat! With a visit from me as Columbia and her gang from Rocky Horror, the Time Warp was done again!

COMMERCIAL FOR SAFETYNET- Are you prepared for layoff season? You know, that time after the holidays? This great company offers unemployment insurance and hired me (and a nasty layoff elf) for a high-quality commercial to be aired across the MidWest.

CHRISTMAS AT THE PALACE In this gorgeous Radio City-inspired revue, enjoy a show packed with singing, dancing, and even live animals! My cocker spaniel Zoey makes her stage debut in the NYC streetscape, and a real (huge) camel, donkey, and goats are featured in the live nativity closer. I love singing a sultry blues solo as well as dancing jazz, tap, and elf! You don't want to miss this fun seasonal show. Palace Theatre in the Dells (November 8 - December 29



She's a beauty- a beast- an Enchantress- a villager- a wolf- a golden spoon- AND a dancing napkin! Returning to the same show 12 years later, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Fireside (March 2- April 16)


In April, I starred in the title role of a short film called RUBY, written and diredcted by Andrew Turner. Watch for it on the Festival Scene.



On May 20, I took my students for a very special performance opportunity to the Sun Prairie Public Library to give a free showcase preview. Then their end of year recital was MATC Mitby Theatre on June 4.Amazing to see how far students grow in a single year!


I choreographed the finale to the acclaimed 2017 Tommy Awards in Overture Hall at the Overture Center on June 11. The entire show was Live-streamed by Wisconsin Public Television (my piece begins at 1:45:34)


In July, the brothers and sisters of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 251 voted me into their membership. Union Strong!


The greatest production and culmination of all my efforts for the past several years came about on July 29, when I married lighting designer, head electrician, carpenter, rigger, and production manager Brian Weinkauf onstage at the beautiful Capitol Theatre, serenaded by the talented Michael Massey, Andrew Abrams, Gail Becker, Caren Hearne, Robert Micheli, and Anthony Giorgio-Schmidt.


Some of my students will be performing at the annual Sun Prairie CORNFEST on August 20.


Back to school, auditions, and upcoming events TBA!



I am so honored to have been nominated for Best Actress in a Musical from for my role as Tessie Tura in GYPSY this summer! BWW Awards are unusual, because anybody can vote as long as as they have an email address. Each city has its own nominations, and being that this is my first full year on the Madison scene, I'm just thrilled. If you could take a few moments to register your vote for me, it would mean a lot! VOTE HERE! THANK YOU :-)


Get into the Holiday spirit with MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at the Palace Theater (Nov 9- Dec 28)


Returning to the same show 12 years later, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Fireside (March 2- April 16)


On November 14, I took my students for a very special performance opportunity to the Aster Senior Community to give a ballet class demonstration and talent showcase. The dancers did beautifully and residents loved it and have asked us back for more! Still accepting students for the remainder of the school year...


I've been chosen as part of an elite team of teaching artists to launch a program that begins in Madison area schools in January, 2017 as part of the Overture Center for the Arts. Disney Musicals in Schools initiated by giving a $100,000 grant from Disney to bring the program to the Madison area. The program is an outreach initiative developed by Disney Theatrical Group to create sustainable theater programs in under-resourced elementary schools.


I have been asked to choreograph for the Tommy Ensemble's spring cabaret performance on March 3. Catch Me If You Can!


See you in the summer... and don't forget to vote!


Absolutely delighted to be cast in GYPSY as Tessie Tura in Capital City Theatre's production at the gorgeous Capitol Theatre in Madison's Overture Center for the Arts. Broadway's Michelle Ragusa plays Mama Rose (and lighting design by Brian Weinkauf). June 17-18


Bunheads branching out... Sabra will be teaching a jazz intensive for the ballerinas at Central Midwest Ballet. June 20-23


Children's Theatre of Madison (CTM) is bringing Sabra back to choreograph in their Summer Stage musical series July 5-29


Looking for a soubrette/leading lady? She's right here and available starting in August... Book now for fall/winter productions!


She. Is. Everywhere...


Thrilled to announce that Sabra will be playing Morticia in THE ADDAMS FAMILY musical at the Show Palace in Hudson, FL from February 27- April 3.


Sabra will be modeling artist Lon Michels' hand-painted gowns at Madison's premier benefit for the arts. The FROSTIBALL annual gala will be at the Overture Center on January 30.


Students at Monona Academy of Dance have really started to blossom. Looking forward to their recital in June to show off what they've learned.


Sabra had a fantastic masterclass with Mimi Quillen to learn some of the original Bob Fosse choreography of "If They Could See Me Now" from SWEET CHARITY at Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Dancing with a hat and cane is harder than it looks!


Looking forward to GYPSY at the beautiful Capitol Theatre, June 17-18.

FALL 2015

It's official- I have relocated to Madison, WI. (For the right price, I am still accepting contracts for performing in NYC and around the country. Heck, around the world!)


I just finished assisting Michael Blatt (last year's Cougar Ball director) with some choreography for his new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Oslo, Norway, which opened to rave reviews!


On Faculty with Monona Academy of Dance- home of Dance Wisconsin and MADCity Dancers.


Joining the 50th Anniversary year of Children's Theatre of Madison (CTM), teaching the Broadway Masterclass series "Musical Theater DANCE!" and "Best of Broadway: Songs About Friendship"


Don't forget to hire to make any event better than you imagined!


Gearing up for Cougar Ball, holiday edition... stay tuned!


Sabra is thrilled to be sharing her musical theatre dance knowledge as a guest faculty member at 3 different acclaimed dance schools this summer: The Madison Ballet and the Monona Academy of Dance in Madison, WI, and VF Dance in Gaithersburg, MD.


As the premier DJ and event services company for weddings and corporate events in Madison, WI, Celebrations Entertainment has brought Sabra on as their dance manager to hire and train their new team of Party Motivators to bring their events to a whole new level.


In theatre, it helps to be well-rounded. Not only does Sabra sing, dance, and act, but she's been working as a Stagehand for some of Broadway's national tours. It pays to be more than just a pretty face ;)


THE annual COUGAR BALL ("3rd Time's A Charm") brought in $3200 this year to benefit The Actors Fund and the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative! A full house enjoyed the speakeasy theme at The West End Lounge at Broadway and 107th Streets in NYC on March 29.


Sabra continued to delight audiences with her Gypsy Rose Lee-inspired opening act for Jesse Luttrell's BAWDY at the Triad in NYC.


Adding a new special skill to her arsenal, Sabra became a stiltwalker for NYC's premier event and entertainment company Chez-zam! (The can-can dancer on the home page is me)


I am returning to The Allenberry Playhouse (near Harrisburg, PA) to play Vera in MAME Sept 3-28


If you happen to be in the Wisconsin area for the holidays, check out this featured dancer in the Fireside Theatre's A Fireside Christmas in Fort Atkinson (between Madison and Milwaukee) October 30- December 21


Look for the return of Drag Queen Puppet Bingo in NYC in October! (a kickstarter for The Cougar Ball, produced by CATCH)


I am very proud to announce that the CATCH Organization, LLC (Choose Action To Change Humanity) has made me their Chief Operations Officer and will be taking on many projects in the coming months.

CATCH has a number of goals, but creating community-outreach based theatrical works and housing for actors is at the top of the list!

CATCH will be taking over the producing responsibilities for my annual fundraiser The Cougar Ball and is currently managing shows off-Broadway, at colleges, and heading onto cruise ships.

Do you CATCH?


Your final chance to see a NYC performance of BAWDY! will be Saturday, June 21, 7pm at the Triad, NYC


The most incredible annual one-night only burlesque show in the world blows the roof off its new venue (and I will be part of  the opening number)- BROADWAY BARES 24: ROCK HARD! will be Sunday, June 22, 9:30 and midnight at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Please donate to the StripAThon Campaign to help support the essential social service programs and provide medications, nutritious meals, health care, counseling, emergency financial assistance and so much more to men, women and children across the country living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses.


I will be making a much-anticipated return to The Allenberry Playhouse to play Vera in MAME Sept 3-28 


The 2nd Annual COUGAR BALL was a great success, raising over $1500 for The Actors Fund and The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. If you would like to contribute toward next year's event, you may still donate.


And we're out of the gate like a flash! :~)

Sunday, January 5: A Tribute to Diane Laurenson, a Fosse extravaganza! (shh- it's a surprise...)

Saturday, February 8: I'm the opening number of "BAWDY! off-Broadway's Biggest Little Vaudeville" and then the last Saturday of each month at 10pm at the Triad Theatre, NYC (doing a Gypsy Rose Lee-inspired routine)!

February 20 through March 30: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, PA... I'm thrilled to be working at this historic theatre with some of my favorite artists that I've wanted to unite with for many years!

April 1,3,8,10,15,17: JestMaster presents... Sherlock Holmes' Misadventures with Abbott and Costello in Totowa, NJ

Sunday, APRIL 27: ***CB2- The return of THE COUGAR BALL***

It's back, and better than ever! For info, tickets, and to make donations to this fantastic gala celebration, see:



I will be going out for another short tour with the Christmas favorite MOOSELTOE starting at The Gateway Playhouse in November.

I am running rehearsals for the performing companies at Fancy Feet Dance Studio (Allerton) in the Bronx.

Workshopping with Jestmaster for a new 1940s comedy show

Writing the script for a new song & dance cabaret with 2 of my besties, Robert Micheli and Anthony Giorgio.

Find me in Times Square promoting Broadway shows JANIS JOPLIN, MAMMA MIA, or at Circle in the Square Theatre after most performances of SOUL DOCTOR.


I am teaching TAP masterclasses at Fancy Feet Dance Studio (Allerton) in the Bronx in August and THEATRE-DANCE masterclass at ComMotion/VFDance in Germantown, MD in July.

Photoshoot with Jestmaster for a new 1940s comedy show being produced next year! Stay tuned...

Find me in Times Square promoting Broadway shows FOREVER TANGO, ANNIE, and SOUL DOCTOR.

So fun teaching the itty-bitties at Fancy Feet Dance Studio ballet, tap, creative movement.


"Miss Sabra" has joined the faculty as a ballet teacher at Fancy Feet Dance Studios.

I'm the opening number of "BAWDY! off-Broadway's Biggest Little Vaudeville" the last Saturday of each month at 9:30pm at the Triad Theatre, NYC (doing a Gypsy Rose Lee-inspired routine)!

I've been assisting one of my favorite choreographers, Christopher Noffke, in a new off-Broadway production of "BARE"which will play the York Theatre and St. Peter's June 6-16.

See me flaunt my stuff in the Greatest Burlesque show in New York: Jerry Mitchell's "BROADWAY BARES 23- THE UNITED STRIPS OF AMERICA!" on Sunday, June 23 at 9:30pm and Midnight at the Roseland Ballroom, raising money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

"THE COUGAR BALL" was a huge success- raising over $1100 for The Actors Fund!


I LOVE playing Lola at Broward Stage Door Theatre's production of DAMN YANKEES in Coral Springs, FL Jan 11- Feb 10

Big plans for THE COUGAR BALL strong> Friday, March 1 at 9pm at the Triad Theatre!