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Sarah Sullivan of Mobtown Ballroom

podcast May 5, 2022 1


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Sarah Sullivan is a small business owner and community builder. She has spent most of the past decade running the Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown, an arts and entertainment venue that serves as a second home for many Baltimoreans. She moved to Baltimore from rural Massachusetts in 2006 to attend Goucher College, where she majored in Peace Studies. After college, Sarah became the Americorps Volunteer Coordinator at the St. Francis Neighborhood Center in Reservoir Hill, where she founded the Reservoir Hill Festival and eventually served as the interim Executive Director.

For 8 years, Sarah was a principal member of Guardian Dance, where she toured Baltimore City Schools and universities performing pieces that centered around racial justice and equity. She taught dance to young people in Sandtown, and was a founding member of Dance Camp, a fixture of Artscape in 2017 and 2018.

Sarah has worked for the House of Ruth Maryland as the Training Institute Coordinator. She  managed and led the band, the New Old Fashioned, for 7 years. For the past 5 years, she has consulted with arts organizations on preventing and responding to s*xual as*ault. At the beginning of the pandemic, she started a weekly livestream where she supports local artists, interviews political figures, and raises money for progressive causes.

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