Acting

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Story

Abby Sherlock began her career before she was 2, modeling for Michelin North America in a national print campaign for Michelin tires. From there she went on to roles in classical shows such as Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Antigone and also had parts in musical productions like Fiddler on the Roof, Hello Dolly!, Curtains, Alice in Wonderland, and Hairspray. Experiences on stage led to success with the filming of a television pilot for the recording company Cash Money Records. (Home of Nicki Minaj, Drake, Paris Hilton and others). One of her best skills is hand to hand stage combat in which she is Dueling Arts International certified.

 

At her undergraduate at the University of California San Diego Abby participated in numerous shows with the undergrad and graduate programs in the Theatre School from acting, costumes to marketing. (Ranked by The Hollywood Reporter as the 4th best BA in the nation and 3rd best MFA) From serving as fight captain dealing in swords, punches, slaps, hair pulls and the in-between for She Kills Monsters,  she also starred as the Trojan Women protagonist and lead Hecuba in their production of Classical Women.  Interning also at the nearby Tony™ award-winning La Jolla Playhouse her name is credited among shows like Jimmy Buffet's Escape to Margaritaville and Disney's Freaky Friday.

Education

Abby takes her education seriously and along her journey, she has been trained and performed with and at the University of California San Diego, University of California Los Angeles, Boston University, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA), The Fine Arts Center of Greenville County, South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Greer Children’s Theatre and The SC Children’s Theater in Greenville.

Training and Experience in Theatre include:
  • Suzuki
  • Linklater Voice
  • Alexander Technique
  • Musical Theatre
  • Uta Hagan
  • Viewpoints
  • Stanislavski
  • Theatre for Social Change
  • Acting for Film
  • Lightsaber Sword Combat
  • Sitcom Acting
  • Physical Comedy
  • Character Tropes
  • History of Theatre
  • Studies in Classics: Shakespeare/Greek
  • Studies in Classics: Chekov/Ibsen

Theatre and Film

Through education and working closely in an ensemble-based experimental Black box theatrical lab, Abby was proud to be apart of a number of showcases and monologues at the critically acclaimed Fine Arts Center of Greenville County. Favorite pieces include Anne from Richard III, Cathy from The Last Five Years, and Amazon Queen Hippolyta from Twelfth Night.

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American Academy of Dramatic Arts

At her time at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Abby was singled out by her acting professor as excelling among her peers for her talent and work ethnic and was offered an exclusive audition at ABC Television Studios for a Disney Channel pilot show.

 

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Greenville County Fine Arts Center

Abby was one of only two freshmen students in the South Carolina upstate to make it into the prestigious Fine Arts Center Theatre program. While there, she studied under the direction of her role model, Actors Equity actress, Teri Parker Lewis, an MFA trained teacher from Columbia University who worked directly with voice icon Kristin Linklater.

 

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UCLA & Professional Training

Through mentorship from such professionals such as two-time Emmy™ winning actress Conchata Ferrell and Fulbright Scholar and Olivier Award nominee, vocal teacher Karen Parks, Abby began developing her craft at a young age.

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