Assistant Professor: Voice, Acting
Master of Fine Arts, Southern Methodist University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota at Duluth
Sally Nystuen Vahle is a professional actress with more than 40 professional theatrical shows to her credit. Over the past 15 years, she has performed at professional theaters across the United States. She received her BFA degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1983 and an MFA degree from Southern Methodist University in 1990. She is a founding member of Dallas' renowned Kitchen Dog Theater, and the Dallas Theater League. In addition to her work on stage, Ms.Vahle has worked extensively as an actress in the voice over, film and television industries. She was a company member on the PBS series Wishbone, appearing in more than 15 episodes. Her work on Wishbone garnered her an Emmy nomination in 1997. Sally is also the recipient of multiple "Leon Rabin", "Observer Best of", "D" Magazine" and both the Times Herald and Dallas Morning News "Best Actress Awards". Over the past 12 years, Ms. Vahle has been seen in numerous shows at the Dallas Theatre Center. Some of her favorites include, Angels in America Parts 1&2, The Misanthrope, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, The Front Page, Blur, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, and An Ideal Husband.
In addition to performing, Sally enjoys teaching. Teaching credits include: Mountain View College, North Lake College, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Lutheran University and the University of North Texas. She currently teaches full time as a Temporary Guest Lecturer in the Theater Department at the University of North Texas. Sally has privately coached and trained actors, business executives and lawyers in both Dallas and Los Angeles.
Honors: Emmy Nomination for work on PBS series Wishbone: 1997, Two time recipient of Leon Rabin Award for Excellence in Theater, Ari Award recipient: Best Supporting Actress 2000 (Phoenix & Tucson), Recipient of 8 Observer Best Actress Awards, Recipient of 7 Critic's Forum Awards, Best Actress: Dallas Morning News, Texas Artist in Education, Twice named D Magazine Best Actress, Member: AFTRA, AEA
Office: RTFP 242