Sarah Hunt

Academy Director

Sarah Hunt is the Agent and Academy Director of The Hunt Academy For Young Actors.

She worked as a teen actor before heading off to join the world of academia gaining a degree in Film and Drama at Reading University and cutting her chops as a director and theatre maker.

Following her degree Sarah trained at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and continued her career as an actor.

She established HAYA in 2010 and has dedicated her working life to the development of young actors through the provision of top class, affordable straight actor training for stage and screen. Sarah has earned a City and Guilds qualification in Practical Accredited Regulations Training for working with children in the industry and has recently been invited by Pact to speak as an expert advisor on working with children in the industry.

"As an educator and agent I am passionate about this industry and the role of the young actor within it. I work closely with our young actors, parents, casting directors and the broader industry to help make the process as smooth and enjoyable for everyone as possible. I love my job and the people I get to work with every week."

Acting credits

Following her degree, she auditioned for Drama School to begin her training as an actor and was given a place at the prestigious Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in South Kensington London.

Cora Pearl in La Fille a La Mode at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and The National Theatre for Dante or Die. We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea (tour) for Eastern Angels. Lady Macbeth in M at The Jerwood Theatre, Sissy in Latitude at the Latitude Festival and Woman in Cleansed at the Edinburgh Festival, Corey in The Gate Escape and Yerma for Horseshoe Theatre Company and Savannah in Savannah Bay directed by Lib Taylor at the Bob Kayley Studio. In 2012 Sarah became a founder member of "Prams in the Hall", a theatre company for artists who are also mothers. She performed in their debut production "Medea Pastiche" at the Gatehouse theatre.

Film and Television credits include: Across the Line (BBC), Blood Meridian (BBC / Red Bee Media) and Oh Happy Day (Ian Poitier / Firebrand Films).

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