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Sarah Wilby

Supervising Director
Hometown: Dunkirk, MD

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Sarah has been with Elevate since 2019 and is currently a Supervising Director, working with Grant Writers and Senior Grantwriters, and serving on Elevate’s Continuous Improvement team. Her passion lies in the performing arts, with a focus on theatre, puppetry, and the aerial arts. Over the past four years, Sarah has worked with many of Elevate’s arts and arts education clients, in addition to community organizing and policy advocacy nonprofits.

A founding company member of DC-based Pointless Theatre, Sarah spent the decade prior to joining Elevate creating adventurous art in the nation’s capital. She also enjoys volunteering with the Miss District of Columbia Scholarship organization, serving as Co-Producer for the annual competition and helping to prepare local titleholders for the national Miss America scholarship competition. She received a BA in Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.


What is your hidden talent?

I love making things homemade! Whether it’s cooking, baking, knitting, sewing, refinishing furniture- I love any kind of DIY project!

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

An exclamation point! It conveys energy and excitement. A well-placed exclamation point can change the tone of a sentence and raise the stakes.

What's your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Working on one of my many crafting projects while something delicious simmers on the stove!

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