Sierra emerged from a tiny (pop. 900) Gold Rush town in the California Foothills, after milking it for everything it was worth. While pursuing a higher education at UC San Diego, she gigged as a Mad Scientist at children’s birthday parties under the partial-pseudonym "Synthetic Sierra." She continued her theatre studies at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with her B.A. in Theatre and a Minor in Photography.
In LA, Sierra got her foot in the door doing commercials - shooting spots for Coke, Saturn, and Jeep. She did stunt work in feature films such as Disney's "G-Force," and "Transformers." Her first stage play in Los Angeles was Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead," which led Sierra to become the Managing Director of an LA theatre company. She acted in and produced a dozen productions, garnering several nominations from the Ovation Awards and the LA Weekly Awards.
Sierra has a passion for sharing her love of theatre with young people. Moonlighting as a director at eight different public schools, she directed dozens of children's shows. (The highlight: leading a cast of 6-10 year olds in an ambitious and provocative production of William Shakespeare’s "Macbeth.") She is now the Managing Director of her own children's theatre company: Academy for Children’s Theatre (ACT-1), where she has produced and/or directed her beloved students in over 40 full-scale productions. Sierra also has a gift for coaching young actors. She prepares children of all ages to audition for Performing Arts Academies, and has guided them to book roles in film, television, and voiceover.
Sierra also works with High Schoolers at San Fernando High School in a program called The Unusual Suspects, teaching theatre to at-risk teenagers and helping students to write and perform their own plays.
Lastly, Sierra is the founding member of the West Coast Women’s Mafia, a selective, influential, and highly secretive private organization.
She's already told you too much.