Sara Ross (b. 1989) was born on the island of São Miguel, Azores (Portugal), where she began music study at the Conservatório Regional de Ponta Delgada. From 2007 to 2010 she coursed Digital Music Creation at Teesside University in Middlesbrough, England, under the tutorship of Sebastián Castagna. While there she was awarded Best Portuguese Piece (Commendation) in the 10th Electroacoustic Music Competition of Miso Music, receiving in the same year a scholarship to attend the International Encounter/Festival Visiones Sonoras in Morelia, Mexico, with composers such as Alejandro Viñao, João Pedro Oliveira, Mario Lavista, among others. Wishing to focus her studies more towards composing, she took a degree in Composition at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa from 2011 to 2014, under the tutorship of Luís Tinoco, Carlos Caires, and António Pinho Vargas, as well as with composer Marc-André Dalbavie during a workshop in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
She is currently involved in various projects in Portugal, serving as composer/collaborator for the Setúbal Youth Ensemble, an initiative oriented toward social integration activities based on local heritage, in addition to her multi-disciplinary work with contemporary dance which has led to deepened interest in theatrical and choreographic approaches to performance.