Sarah Maria Nichols graduated from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee in the spring of 2014, Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Prior to this she attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida as part of their prestigious Visual and Performing Arts magnet program. Graduates of this program include Wayne Brady, Joey Fatone, Wesley Snipes, Michael James Scott, Wesley Taylor, and many more. The most notable experience she gained during her time at Dr. Phillips was having the opportunity to perform at the 2010 International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland as Dorothy in The Wiz!
Within the world of theatre, Sarah’s passion lies with accents and dialects. This stems from living abroad as a child. She spent all of her Elementary School years in Egypt, and during that time was fortunate enough to travel with her parents to Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Jordan, China, Hong Kong, Kenya, and Tanzania. Her love and ear for dialects earned her the job of Voice and Speech Tutor during her senior year at The Boston Conservatory. She was also recently awarded the title of Associate Editor for the International Dialects of English Archive, an online database containing audio samples of accents from all around the world. Her publishing credits on IDEA consist of subjects from Egypt, Spain, Portugal, Fiji, Montenegro, Dominica, and The Bahamas, the latter three being the website’s first representation of their country. You can listen to these recordings and countless others at www.DialectsArchive.com.
Miss Nichols still calls Orlando home but travels often for both work and leisure.