Sasha Weiss grew up singing and doing community theatre in her hometown of Encino, CA. She made the big move out east to attend The Boston Conservatory and graduated in May 2007. She then moved to NYC to live the dream. Right off the bat she booked her first show I and Albert at The York Theatre, directed by Michael Montel. She also found a nice little improv family with Eight is Never Enough, performing at The Laugh Factory every weekend. While doing that, she was cast in the 2 night extravaganza Jerry Springer the Opera at Carnegie Hall starring Harvey Keitel, directed by Jason Moore and music directed by Stephen Oremus.
She went on her very first TV audition for ABC's What Would You Do? and booked it. She was flown off to Paris to film the season premiere episode "Ugly Americans in Paris". Once she got back to the big apple she started performing a series of themed cabarets, Sasha Sings... throughout the next year and a half. But she was quickly called back to ABC's What Would You Do? to film another episode entitled "Overly Friendly Customers" in Las Vegas. She returned to NYC and to The York Theatre in The Grand Tour in May 2009. She studied under the inspirational Craig Carnelia in his musical performance class, and has studied improv at UCB (the Upright Citizens Brigade). In November 2009 she was cast in the amazing Industry reading of Carrie: The Musical among an all-star cast, directed by Stafford Arima and worked once again with Music Director Stephen Oremus.
She has performed for many new composer showcases and readings, working with some amazing talents such as Joel Waggoner and Ryan Scott Oliver. She returned yet again to the York Theatre in Colette Collage, once again with director Michael Montel. Sasha was accepted into San Diego State University's MFA Musical Theatre program in 2012. Before she moved, she couldn't help but doing several cabarets and one last NY industry reading of Dig Lenny Bruce, starring Mario Cantone and directed by Jerry Dixon.
She then made the big move to San Diego to complete her degree as a Master of Fine Art. Sasha graduated in May 2014 with her MFA in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University. Since graduating, she has taught in the BFA Musical Theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Hollywood, and at Pace University in New York City. She moved back to NYC and continued performing in many workshops, including B.D. Wong and Wayne Barker's musical version of the movie Mister Holland's Opus. Sasha now lives in sunny San Diego, but is still performing and available for work all over the country! Check out Upcoming Shows for info!