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Micro grant winner spotlight: Sarah Luby
Sarah Luby, a recipient of AANM’s Micro Grants, has recently launched her newest music video “Invisible” which AANM was happy to support. Sarah explains that the song is dedicated to “those who suffer in silence; to those who hide in plain sight: I dedicate this to you. Living with Invisible Disabilities can leave you feeling isolated and invisible.” Sarah also asks “If financially able, please consider donating to The Invisible Disabilities Association towards their continued, advocacy, outreach and education efforts: secure.givelively.org/donate/invisible-disabilities-association/ ”.
Click the link to view the video: https://vimeo.com/554149414
Check out this article in which Sarah was featured:
Sarah is a classically trained vocalist just having completed her B.Mus. Vocal Performance Degree at the U of M. Desautels Faculty of Music. Due to Covid 19, she virtually graduated in June 2020. Sarah has spent her life immersed in musical theatre, acting and dance; and has been fortunate to train with some of Canada’s finest. An award-winning Vocalist & Musical Theatre performer, Sarah has garnered many accolades including at the National Music Festival; where she received 2nd place in Canada for Musical Theatre. As a child performer, Sarah got her feet wet at Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage portraying Brigitta in “The Sound of Music”.
At 18, Sarah was invited to perform as a soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Since, Sarah has performed with the Manitoba Opera Chorus in Verdi’s “Falstaff”, and as an actor in Massenet’s “Werther”. She mended the war-torn sailors in “South Pacific” as a nurse/ensemble member of the Rainbow Stage and Winnipeg Symphony co-production. Alongside of Donna Fletcher, she apprentice-directed Dry Cold’s production of “The Bridges of Madison County”. In the heat of summer, she grooved and danced the nights away to ABBA, in the sold out run of “Mamma Mia” at Rainbow Stage, and most recently led a socially distanced Promenade tour with Sarasvàti Productions.
Currently, Sarah is a member of the Inaugural Royal MTC National Mentorship and is working closely with her fabulous mentor David Connolly. Sarah can be seen on Lifetime’s “Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve” as Tracy Bennet and CBC’s “Burden of Truth” as Natalie Cross. She was featured in “Stand” the movie musical (Winnipeg’s General Strike), and a featured performer in Lifetime’s Christmas movie “No Time Like Christmas”. She also has experience behind the scenes in film, and was Script Supervisor on both Eagle Vision’s feature film “Diaspora” and Universal Studio’s “Nobody”. Most recently, Sarah shot a role in eOne/Dark Castle’s feature film “Orphan: First Kill (prequel to “Orphan”) starring Julia Stiles and Isabelle Fuhrman.
Both performing and working behind the scenes exhilarates Sarah. She looks forward to a performance career with variety and interests that utilize her skill sets, and drive her to create new ones. Sarah is an advocate for accessibility and inclusion in the arts. She centers her practice around kindness and representation on stage and screen. Sarah identifies as a person with disability and proudly includes this in her artistic practice.
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