About: THE ARTIST
Sarah Marie Hernandez (she/her/hers) is a proud first-generation Filipino-American actress, vocalist, dancer, arts administrator, producer, and educator. She’s a summa cum laude graduate from San Diego State University’s musical theatre program, where she earned a B.A in Theatre Performance: Acting & Musical Theatre. She's been across stages in SIX, Lizzie: The Musical, Spring Awakening, Songs For A New World, and Steel Pier.
Sarah Marie’s artistic versatility has given her such opportunities to collaborate with Disney, East West Players, Diversionary Theatre, the San Diego Symphony, celebrated conductor Rob Fisher, and Broadway greats Kelli O’Hara, Norm Lewis, Megan Hilty, and Adrienne Warren.
In 2022 she was the inaugural recipient of the McKenzie Award for Excellence in Acting from the SDSU School of Theatre, Television, & Film.
ABOUT: THE ADVOCATE
Sarah Marie's artistry is fueled by an immense passion for arts advocacy, specifically in education and equity, diversity, & inclusion (EDI). Her goal is to promote the arts as a necessary and vital cornerstone of life, and to nurture safe, diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist artistic spaces for everyone, uplifting those in marginalized communities.
As a multi-hyphenate artist, outside her life as a performer Sarah Marie found a love for arts administration and theatrical producing, which has led to her current positions as Chairwoman and Casting Director of Teatro San Diego, a non-profit theatre organization founded and led by BIPOC artists with the goal of providing artistic opportunities for underserved communities. Teatro San Diego is currently San Diego's Favorite Local Theatre from the 2022 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards!
Outside of her artistic endeavors, Sarah Marie is a TK-12 educator.