Sally Perkins

Why Stories Matter

Hear Sally’s story about why she loves telling stories and what that means for her work.

As a Performer:

Sally’s commitment in every performance is to pull the audience out their daily march and into the world and adventures of someone else, real or fictional.  Whether telling a personal tale, historical tale, folk tale, or ghost tale, Sally’s goal is to enrapture her audiences through a tightly woven tale that touches a chord somewhere deep within.



  • National Storytelling Network’s JJ Reneaux Grant

  • Frank Basile Emerging Stories Fellowship

  • Commissions from: Storytelling Arts of Indiana, Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Landmarks, and Crown Hill Heritage Foundation

As a Trainer & Coach:

Sally’s deep understanding of storytelling from her performance work–plus her 30+ years as an award-winning professor–make her an engaging trainer who knows how adults learn.  She actively engages clients in crafting and telling stories that: Improve leadership. Increase sales. Raise funds. Recruit volunteers. Build communities.


Education & Awards:

Ph.D. in rhetorical studies from University of Kansas
Numerous outstanding teaching awards from California State University, Sacramento
Adjunct faculty member at Butler University

© 2019 by Sally Perkins. Website by James Dombro