Sally A. Olson was born in Rutland, VT on October 30, 1981. She is a graduate of Rutland High School, class of 1999. Sally attended Middlebury College, class of 2003, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Studio Art and French. During the fall semester of 2002, she was enrolled in the Middlebury College study abroad program in Paris, based at the time at Reid Hall in the St. Germain des Prés district. Sally continued her art education at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PafA) in Philadelphia, PA and completed the Post-baccalaureate program with a focus on painting. During July of 2007, she attended the summer session at the Florence Academy of Art (FAA) in Italy and studied, Painting the Figure in Oil. Sally has been acting and singing since childhood. Sally is an alumna of NYC’s Circle in the Square Theatre School. Currently, the artist resides in South Burlington, VT. Sally can be seen in local/regional commercials, theatre, and singing in cabaret performances. She has participated in various art exhibitions, completed numerous art commissions, and has artwork on display in Middlebury College’s permanent collection. She debuted her one-woman show, “A SONG FOR YOU – the music of the Carpenters”, on January 17, 2015.
Sally would like to thank her art/acting professors and mentors that she has had the pleasure to learn from and work with over the years.
Frederic Duclos Barstow Memorial School: Margaret Stringer, Jeannie Podolak
Rutland High School: Mary Crowley, Steve Halford
Middlebury College: David Bumbeck, James Butler, Eric Nelson, John Huddleston
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Michael Moore
Florence Academy of Art: Hunter Eddy, Andrew Ameral
Circle in the Square Theatre School: Alan Langdon, Larry Crabtree
Bill Reed Voice Studio: Bill Reed
Edouard Manet, Gustav Klimt, Andrew Wyeth, John Singer Sargent
The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
Eden Ahbez, “Nature Boy” (1948).