Sally initially trained as a dancer at the Arts Educational Schools in Tring before spending three years on the Drama Course at Arts Educational Schools, London. On graduating she went straight into Rep. at the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch working as an acting/ASM and has subsequently worked in rep at Bolton, Watford, Basingstoke and Bromley.She has toured with the acclaimed Red Shift Theatre Company in three productions ‘Hamlet – First Cut’, ‘Poor Mrs Pepys’ and ‘The Aspern Papers’ all directed by the company’s Artistic Director Jonathan Holloway.
Other tours include ‘Apache Tears’ for Cleanbreak directed by Nancy Duguid and winner of the 2000 Peggy Ramsay Award, ‘Emma’ and ‘Shoot the Archduke’ for Great Eastern Stage both directed by Michael Fry, Lady Macbeth and Titania for the English Shakespeare Company and Portia in ‘Julius Caesar’ for CTC. In 2004 she joined Flaming Theatre as co-deviser/performer for ‘Jarman Garden’ at the Riverside Studios which was runner up for the Samuel Becket Award 2003.
Sally has also worked as a deviser for Script Tank, Player Playwrites and the now defunct Playwrites Co-Operative and was also co-Artistic Director of 2 London Fringe Venues – the Corner Theatre (now the Hen and Chickens) in Highbury Corner and the DOC Theatre Club in Kentish Town (now Penthouse Appartments!). In 1987 along with actor Brian Shade and writer Byan Oliver, she formed City Actors Theatre Company performing at the Gate in Nottinghill and the Etcetera in Camden.
After 10 years of perseverance, in 2005 Sally was asked to play Countess Groan in the David Glass Ensemble’s revival of Gormenghast the production which won David Glass a TMA Best Director Award. After long discussions with her tutor Joe Windley at CSSD she toured from spring 2006 to Autumn 2007 with the Ensemble whilst writing her MA papers in hotels around the country.
Sally plays Madame Pince in Harry Potter directed by Chris Columbus and produced by Warner Brothers and much to her surprise graduated from Central with an MA in Voice Studies in 2006.
She is now resident voice coach at the Sunday Drama College in Tunbridge Wells run by actress Louise Jameson.