Sara Fenton is a Meisner and Groundlings trained multi-hyphenate (actor-producer-choreographer- filmmaker) originally from Toronto, Canada. Her alter ego “Ms. Mighty” is a founding member of Toronto’s all female b-girl (breakdancing) crew ‘shebang!’.
She has performed with the Beastie Boys, Nelly Furtado, le tigre, Diavolo Dance Theater, Antics Performance, Lux Aeterna Dance Theater, and appeared in Kickin’ it Old Skool, TalkShow with Spike Feresten and a number of commercials and industrials.
Sara got her start in production as the coordinator for the documentary series Canadian Geographic Presents… and has since brought to the stage the award winning LA and New York runs of Liz Femi‘s Take Me to the Poorhouse (Best of Fringe, Best International Show at 2013 Hollywood Fringe) and Anil Kumar‘s Rise & Shine [I thought I was White].
Her directing credits include Bittersweet Cupcakes (2014), the Bitter Lemons Trailer Park Award nominated trailer for Take Me To The Poorhouse, and Ginny & Martha (2013) one of 10 shorts produced by the CineLadies Summer Film Collective. She worked assisting Jane Morris in the direction of Take Me to the Poorhouse and John Perrin Flynn in the world premiere of Lost Girls, and the west coast premiere of Penelope at Rogue Machine Theater. She is assisting director Jo Bonney in the world premiere of Rules of Seconds by John Pollono.
Fenton is an alumnus of the Directors Lab West at the Pasadena Playhouse.
She’s getting her MFA at the USC School of Cinematic Arts with a focus on producing and writing. At the USC Media Institute for Social Change, Fenton works with a group of socially conscious filmmakers to “change the world, one film at a time”. A Mary Pickford and Jack Oakie Scholar, Sara is also a writer for Backstage.com and a company member at Rogue Machine Theatre.
Sara lives in Highland Park, Los Angeles with her husband and dogs and tries not to take herself too seriously.