Her atypical journey started in Japan, with her first contract as a singer in the ice skating shows Dreams on Ice and Ice Jewelry, performed in front of 5000 people in 2009.
Sarah trained for 4 years at the National Music School in Villeurbanne, France, where she chose the Rock Department to improve her singing, guitar and composition skills.
After graduating, she was curious to try the talent show "X Factor" (France). The viewers voted Sarah Manesse among the top four finalists in 2011.
Taking dance classes since the age of 5, starting with 10 years of Ballet, Jazz and Hip-Hop with the incredible Mia Frye, Sarah gained her first role in a musical in 2012 playing Sister Mary Robert in Stage Entertainment France & Whoopi Goldberg’s production of Sister Act in Paris at the Mogador theatre.
After meeting her in their master-class in Paris The Broadway composers Pasek & Paul dubbed Sarah Manesse ‘The Mirage’ , and asked her to be their guest at the Hippodrome Casino in London the 21st October 2013.
Thirsty to be on stage as much as possible, Sarah decided to improve her triple threat qualities at the ICMT of London, in the musical theatre 1 year program. Whilst there, Sarah performed as Karen in the play The Children’s Hour directed by Ryan Forde Iosco, and as Cinderella in the musical Into the Woods directed by Mark Goldthorp.
Her credits also include Johanna in Sweeney Todd directed by Olivier Bénézech, produced by La clef des Chants (Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France); Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Emmanuel Dell'Erba produced by Ars Lyrica (Belgium); and Pink lady Marty/ cover of Rizzo in Grease in Paris back at the Mogador theatre.
With her powerful, expressive voice, Sarah Manesse took on the role of Glamour Girl in the VIVID Grand Show on the world’s biggest theatre stage the Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin in 2018.
Sarah is currently working on her first EP, recorded in New York. More info about this exciting development very soon!
Upon hearing her sing for the first time, my collaborator and I started calling her “The Mirage” because we didn’t quite believe she was real.
Pasek and Paul
(Dear Evan Hansen, Lalaland, The Greatest Showman)
You can find Sarah on stage in musicals:
Right now on tour everywhere with La Compagnie du Hanneton: James Thierrée's new show "ROOM"
Recently as Glamour Girl on one of the biggest theatre stages in the world at the Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin in VIVID Grand Show.
Previously in Sister Act, Grease, Sweeney Todd and Fiddler on the Roof.