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Meet Sierra Rose Pippin

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sierra Rose Pippin.

Sierra Rose, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve wanted to be a performer for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I never dreamt of being a vet or a nurse. All I ever wanted to do was entertain. I started with singing. In grade school, I joined choir, took singing lessons, and auditioned for anything I could get my hands on. By the time I reached high school, my voice was strong.

So then I started to act and dance. I was inducted into Masque and Gavel and did every single afterschool show. I was directing small class shows as well as performing in my own. I started in beginning dance classes my freshman year and by the time I was a senior, I had made it to Company. My senior year, I was rehearsing both the dance company showcase and my lead role in Seussical the Musical. When graduation came close knew I wanted to further my education in the arts so I looked for schools all around the world. I ended up attending the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, California. I performed in showcases while I attended as well. I graduated in October 2017.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My family was hit pretty hard when the recession hit in 2008. I was in 2nd grade. From then on life was rough. We couldn’t afford much and my parents ended up divorcing. My family was constantly moving and while we were in Tucson my mom’s back broke. Fast forward to my sophomore year my parents are remarried. But then my dad was diagnosed with cancer that he beat. I got my first job at 15. It took a lot of time out of my rehearsal but I didn’t give up. My family motivated me to do better and to be better. I couldn’t ask for a better team. It was hard figuring out how to pay for AMDA. It’s a pretty expensive school. My parents had my back, they helped me take out loans and supported me throughout my college career. I worked at Dunkin donuts in Hollywood. My school, rehearsal, and work schedule didn’t allow for a lot of sleep. But I pushed through and came out on the other side!

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am a performer. I sing, dance, act, and after I graduated from AMDA, I picked up modeling. I have experience with stage and camera acting. I have experience building a song in a studio and photoshoots galore. I feed off of the arts and the feeling of performing. This isn’t something I just do for fun. I eat, sleep, and breathe the arts. This will be my career. I push myself past any limits so once I get going there’s no stopping me. I’ve experienced a lot of stuff in my life that I now use as motivation to have a genuine career in this industry, and I just can’t wait to look at my dad and tell him I made it.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My family and I lived in this little town called Three-Points. It’s right outside the city of Tucson. It was me, my parents, my four siblings, and my grandmother Dina. All that surrounded our home was desert. And I mean a VAST amount of just desert land. We would take quads and ride around in the desert and come across a lot of wild cows. But one day while exploring the desert, we came across this large “canal”. It was made by water running across it for so long and ended up being really deep. We climbed down into it and explored around it. It was a really good find. Now because the canal was so deep, we ended up calling it The Mini Grand Canyon. And we started taking trips up there all the time. We would hike through the desert just so we could go hangout there. There was all kinds of pockets in the side of the wall of the canyon and we would use them as chairs. We would just bring snacks and go have a blast up there we would do it all the time. I think about that a lot because that is genuinely one of my more happy moments of my very difficult childhood.

Contact Info:

  • Phone: 6024730930
  • Email: sierrar.pippin@gmail.com
  • Instagram: Sierrarpippin


Image Credit:
Lorenzo Hodges, Jason Peguero, Chris Gomez

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