Our Story | Sarah & Jonah Jackson

Jonah and Sarah Jackson are owners and teachers of Acting All Around.
They both began theatre at a young age. Jonah is a middle Tennessee native and Sarah has lived in the area for over ten years. After all their experiences in the industry they saw a deep need for high quality acting classes that function for the busy family. Enter… Acting All Around. Their vision is to create approachable, personal, and engaging classes that pull the best out of every student and create a supportive life changing community.
“Sarah and Jonah Jackson compose one of the tightest artistic teams in Nashville. They flow with creative energy, optimistic spirits, and a determined work ethic. We have seen them grow as artists and people these past eight years, and they have shown themselves reliable and dedicated at every turn. Everyone who works with them wants to work with them again. They are excellent with children, connecting with them at their individual levels and learning styles. We could not be more proud of who they are and what they do to make Nashville a better place.”
- Beki Baker, Chair of the Lipscomb Department of Theatre. 
The two college sweethearts graduated from Lipscomb University Department of Theatre and have been performing and teaching professionally for over four years. You may have seen Jonah or Sarah performing at The Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Studio Tenn, The Nashville Rep, and The Nashville Children’s Theatre. 
Jonah M. Jackson, The Little Mermaid, Nashville Children's Theatre
 Sarah Zanotti, Beauty and the Beast, Studio Tenn Sarah Zanotti, Nashville Shakespeare Festival
Jonah Jackson, Rapier Fight, Romeo and Juliet, Nashville Shakespeare Festival
Sarah Zanotti, Over the River and Through the Woods, Florida Repertory Theatre
The two have been teachers for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival and taught in high schools and middle schools across middle Tennessee. Jonah currently is a professional puppeteer for the Nashville Library and Wishing Chair Productions. Sarah was an intern with the Florida Repertory Theatre. During her time in Florida she taught workshops, choreographed their children’s musical, and performed to over 25,000 students in southwest Florida. 
Jonah M. Jackson, Nashville Library Puppeteer Sarah Jackson, Miss Nelson is Missing
One of their career highlights has been performing  and educating with Backlight Productions in Franklin TN for over 3 years. Teaching in the special needs community and sharing the stage with these students has developed their communication skills and strengthened their appreciation for the arts. 
"Sarah & Jonah Jackson are gifted instructors with both skill and comfortability working with artists of all abilities and personalities. Their experience teaching, directing and performing alongside individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities brings a creative and adaptive form to their teaching. They lead with grace, kindness and professionalism, using their talent and years of expertise to meet students where they are at and see them grow to the best of their abilities."
- Melissa Smith, Director of Backlight Productions 
Jonah Jackson, Sarah Jackson, Backlight Productions Sarah Jackson, Backlight, The Wizard of Oz
Backlight Productions, Romeo And Juliet, cast photo
The two have also launched their own children’s podcast “The Quest Company Junior”. Which has reached the top 25 podcasts in the “Stories for Kids” category multiple times in Apple Podcasts. 
The Quest Company Junior, Podcast hosts -Jonah and Sarah Jackson
Contact Jonah and Sarah at : actnow@actingallaround.com 
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Photo Credits: 
-Anne Willingham
-Reed Hummell
-Rick Malkin
- Nick Adams
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