I am currently working towards Grad School, and will be attending URTA's 2022.
Afterwards, the sky's the limit.
Sissy Anne Quaranta
Actor ~ Improvisor ~ Singer ~ Dancer
"The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you.
You are not thrown into the fire,
You are the Fire."
When someone asks where I'm from, the best answer I can give is the United States. I have lived in 9 different states, quite literally from coast to coast and border to border. And that's exactly what has made me the actor I am today. The perspective I now have on theatre and the performing arts isn't something I would change for the world. It's easy to get caught up in one city's ideals or preferences, and experiencing as many different artistic communities as I can is how I have become the creative I am. But there's more out there, I just know it.
If we're going to be cannon accurate, my first theatrical production was Charlotte's Web. My mom was Charlotte and she was pregnant with me. And if this was Jimmy Fallon, I'd absolutely say I was born to do this. I grew up performing in community theatre in Colorado, attended an Arts High School as a Vocal Major, and received my BA in Theatre and Music/Dance Minors from Kansas State University. I have been a Park Vocal swing for a major theme park, spent months devising new work in Chicago, and have improvised with some of the leading comedians of our day. This is exactly the path I saw myself leading in my 20's: experiencing the gamut that is live performance.
What none of us could have possibly fathomed is where we are today, as a community and as a world. After having to move in with my family due to an injury I sustained as a contract, I decided the full stop that was March 2020 was going to the perfect time to reset my goals and intentions. I won't lie, working at the world's largest theme park, where "dreams come true" during a global pandemic has been.......it has been. I hope one day I am able to put into words how these past 2 years have shaped me as an artist. I recognize I am not the most important person in the room; I am one part of a whole. I unconditionally believe it is my responsibility to break down the doors that have been long guarded so needed perspectives can have the spotlight. I think we can all agree after the past couple years we can’t do this alone. We have to have each other’s backs.
The most privileged part about being an artist is we really do have all the time in the world to find our most right selves and our most right communities. Truthfully speaking, I have plateaued. It could be the past 2 years, it could be I have taken myself as far as I can, and I need help in realizing my full potential. I fully believe committing to a rigorous Graduate training program will help me define the artist I wish to be in the world. I can't wait to meet, create, and uplift with a whole new community of artists who are throwing themselves into the gauntlet of Grad School so we can be the change we know is possible in the world.