2017-2018 - ASSEMBLIES

Explore world cultures, discover a story in movement or celebrate an American classic. Our roster of internationally renowned dance artists brings the best the world has to offer to your school or event.

A GAELIC GATHERING This ensemble of talented musicians and dancers share the rich cultural heritage of Ireland through music and dance geared to intrigue audiences of all ages.
ACONCAGUA Lavish instrumentation captures the soul and spirit of the South American people in a program inspired by the ancient ruins and rich musical heritage of the Andean region of South America.
THE ALLEY CATS By bringing their own contemporary style to the tunes from the ’50s and ’60s, The Alley Cats present fun, interactive and informative assemblies.
AMAN DANCE EDUCATORS Seasoned dance professionals from the former Aman International Folk Ensemble present carefully crafted folk dance programs that are curriculum driven and emphasize cooperation and teamwork.
AMERICANA UNLIMITED History springs to life as acclaimed actress Judith Helton portrays some of the world’s most accomplished women.

For grades K-2, artist can provide three half-hour programs with 125 students in each for the same rate as a single performance.
ANAHEIM BALLET Classically trained dancers energetically bring traditional and contemporary repertoire to life, engaging audiences of all grade levels.
ARTE FLAMENCO DANCE THEATRE Clarita’s extensive knowledge of dance and easy rapport enhances these richly textured programs highlighting a variety of dance throughout several regions of Spain.
BABA THE STORYTELLER World-renowned Kora musician and storyteller breathes life into African culture through songs, African harp playing, interactive games, storytelling and much more in these vibrant programs.
BACKHAUSDANCE Beautifully trained dancers with an eclectic and dynamic dance vocabulary explore modern themes through athletic, lyrical, contemporary movement to create meticulously sculpted dance works.
BETH SUSSMAN Juilliard-trained classical pianist Beth Sussman makes classical music fun and accessible in her humorous and interactive programs.

A free, 20-minute Kindergarten assembly is available if one, full-length assembly is booked on the same day.
BOXTALES THEATRE COMPANY Exquisite masks, movement, music and storytelling are seamlessly weaved together to bring myths and folktales from around the world to young audiences.
BRASS PACIFICA Discover the brass family of instruments, expertly played by five talented and entertaining musicians, as you travel through musical time in an interactive program designed to engage students and bring music to life.
THE BULLY DUDES Talented artists Keith Berger and David Prather team up to deliver a one-two punch in this exceptionally informative, delightfully humorous and poignantly thought-provoking program about the very serious subject of bullying.
CARL WEINTRAUB A veteran of stage and screen, Carl Weintraub pulls from his vast theatrical experience and library of stories to craft specially tailored performances that nourish, captivate and enchant audiences.
THE CHAMELEONS World-renowned artists use their spell-binding talents in programs that are a celebration of the magic of theater and mime.
CLASSICAL BLAST World-renowned mime artist Sharon Diskin and classical pianist Beth Sussman team up to bring classical music to life with their unique blend of mime and music.
THE COLLABORATORY This ensemble blends its sense of humor with its diverse theater background to motivate and inspire youth to deal with problems they encounter in their daily lives.
DANZA AZTECA XOCHIPILLI The ancient traditions of the Aztec people are preserved by this exciting dance troupe in their colorful program combining both story and dance
DAVID PRATHER Actor-storyteller David Prather pulls out all the stops in high-energy,engaging programs artfully crafted to stimulate an interest in poetry and language.
THE DOO-WAH RIDERS Described as "high-energy country with a Cajun twist," The Doo-Wah Riders bring their original blend of country music to the stage with instruments ranging from fiddles to accordions and everything in between.
DR. CRAIG WOODSON Inspired by children’s ideas from around the world, this educator, musician and musical instrument maker explores easy-to-make musical instruments that reflect the cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
EDUTAINMENT ARTS Talented improvisational actor, David Herbelin, skillfully uses humor, magic and theater to entertain and engage students in programs that kids are sure to love!
FESTIVAL BALLET THEATRE Discover the magic of classical ballet as beautifully trained dancers guide students in discovering how music and dance can tell a story.
FIDDLING WITH HISTORY Actor and musician Daniel Slosberg brings to life little-known but fascinating characters in programs where history and music meet.
GOIN' SOUTH BAND Welcome to a home-spun performance of foot-stompin’ Cajun music, Appalachian mountain tunes, Bluegrass and a host of other musical treats!
GOT RHYTHM! Tap dancer and drummer extraordinaire, Channing Cook-Holmes, presents rhythm tap in its purest form, with live instrumentation, through a contemporary look at the origins of tap dance and the masters of the art.
ISLAND INSPIRATIONS Internationally award-winning performers take you on a memorable journey through Polynesia to discover the magic and traditions of its legendary people.
IZZI TOOINSKY Dynamic, charming and hilarious storyteller, Izzi Tooinsky, presents programs promoting self-acceptance and social tolerance.
JACQUE NUNEZ Experience the lifestyle of the Indians of California’s Acjachemen Nation as Jacque shares her people’s indigenous tools, instruments, games and clothing through songs, stories and hands-on interaction. 
JAZZY ASH AND THE LEAPING LIZARDS Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards are the first and only New Orleans Jazz band just for kids and families.
JIM COGAN Master storyteller, Jim Cogan, creatively incorporates sound, movement, a myriad of facial expressions and audience participation in his dynamic programs, which can be custom designed for your specific needs. 
JOHN AND JUAN John, a native Californian, and Juan, a Mexican immigrant, discover their common heritage in this lively theatrical romp through 500 years of California history.
JOHN ZERETZKE Award-winning composer and world musician John Zeretzke guides students through an exploration of music’s early civilizations to the present.
JUDY CARMICHAEL GRAMMY®-nominated jazz pianist Judy Carmichael gives a behind-the-scenes look at the uniquely American art of jazz in her own astounding, flawless and captivating style.
KOREAN CLASSICAL MUSIC AND DANCE This splendidly costumed ensemble boasts a rich and varied repertoire of exciting dances that are presented with the grace and elegance characteristic of this ancient dance form.
THE L.A. TROUPE From the page to the stage, this multi-talented theater company takes classical works and makes the stories and langauge accessible and fun for students of all ages. 
MARIACHI FOR ALL As they cultivate the Mexican music tradition, this professional group of musicians offers a stunning and interactive performance that will leave a mark on its audiences by creating a love for and understanding of mariachi music.
MARK BECKWITH Mark Beckwith began writing songs and shows for children in 1988. He published his educational tunes worldwide for products such as Knowledge Adventure’s Jump Start series. Mark co-founded the popular duo Razzle Bam Boom in 1999. Since then he has performed at over 1000 schools.
MICHAEL KATZ Guaranteed to keep you laughing and learning, award-winning storyteller Michael Katz’ captivating assemblies feature his highly animated and interactive style of storytelling, rubber-like face and bigger than life characters. 
THE MOONRAYS A group of funny guys blend four-part harmony with their love of education to teach important and relevant topics intended to empower children to be passionate and informed young citizens.
MOSCOW NIGHTS Moscow Nights is an exciting, versatile trio of world-renowned musicians from Russia in a dazzling program celebrating their homeland.
MUSIC BORN IN AMERICA Sandii Castleberry and friends specialize in Americana roots music and offer a variety of programs that integrate U.S. history with American folk music.
OBEDIAH THOMAS Obediah Thomas, a 20 year veteran professional performing artist and co-founder of the popular duo Razzle Bam Boom uses skilled vocals, comic talent, and a trumpet to deliver an important message on character education.
ORANGE COUNTY OPERA Professional operatic artists bring this classical art form alive with larger-than-life voices, beautiful costumes and sets, as well as engaging comedic storylines that will leave audiences enthralled. 
PACIFIC TRIO Virtuoso musicians representing Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Northern China will enchant your students with the music and instruments of China.
PACIFICO DANCE COMPANY A leading international dance company, Pacifico Dance Company presents spectacular performances of Mexican folklorico dances. Their performance will educate and enlighten all communities while providing powerful insight to the culture and heritage of this rich tradition.
PAUL MORSE PRODUCTIONS This talented theater company presents poignant and powerful programs celebrating diversity and cultural heritage.
THE PERFECT GENTLEMEN Keeping the tradition of vaudeville alive, these four gentlemen perform a repertoire of music, unsurpassed in its ability to entertain audiences of all ages.
POWERHOUSE!!! PERCUSSIVE DANCE This trio of talented dancers brilliantly combines innovative tap, precision clogging and explosive stomp to share percussive dance with audiences of all ages.
PUPPETS AND PLAYERS LITTLE THEATRE Master puppeteers bring puppetry to life in hands-on workshops or in fantasy adventures combining classical marionettes, hand puppets and live performers with dazzling sets and music presented in a beautifully crafted, European-style marionette theater on wheels.

Outdoor space required for this artist. 
RAMYA HARISHANKAR India’s rich cultural traditions of dance, drama, music and poetry shimmer in these programs that weave an evocative tapestry of motion, color and rhythm.
RAZZLE BAM BOOM Musical-comedy duo Mark Beckwith and Obediah Thomas expertly use humor, song and theater in programs designed to make learning fun! 

An additional $100 fee will be charged for outdoor performances.
ROCHEL GARNER COLEMAN Actor, poet and storyteller, Rochel Garner Coleman, presents entrancing portrayals of historical figures creating living experiences that sweep audiences into a world of imagination colored with the stuff of life. 
ROGUE ARTISTS ENSEMBLE This talented ensemble creates Hyper-theater, an exuberant mix of puppetry, masks, multi-media and music to create highly visual feasts for the imagination. Workshops and performances support content standards while aiming to awaken a sense of personal ability and responsibility in audience members of any age. 
SIDE STREET STRUTTERS JAZZ BAND The Side Street Strutters have been delighting audiences throughout the country since 1983. Their repertoire covers half a century of classic American jazz including Blues, New Orleans Dixieland, popular jazz standards and swing. Their mission is to preserve the art form while at the same time offering audiences a fresh, new interpretation of our musical heritage in an exciting, educational and entertaining style.
STREET BEAT This STOMP-inspired, urban percussion group uses the ordinary and makes it extraordinary in an explosive percussion celebration that is sure to get your students moving.
TAIKOPROJECT The acclaimed TAIKOPROJECT is an ensemble of premiere taiko drummers dedicated to sharing their Japanese American culture and heritage with the community from TV appearances to school performances.
TEN WEST With their signature blend of physical virtuosity and inventive comedy, Ten West engages audiences of all ages in a unique theatrical style inspired by vaudeville, commedia and clowning that is as poignant as it is humorous.
UNIVERSOUL HIP HOP Internationally acclaimed Hip Hop dancers unite together to perform this American-born art form that has connected and inspired people across the world. The electric movements ignite the power within, and instill the universal values of self-worth, kindness, and community.
VICTORIA BURNETT Multi-talented storyteller, Victoria Burnett, fuses a mixture of story and music to delight and soothe the spirit and leave you with a song in your heart in her highly interactive and dynamic programs. 
VYBRATION Thrilling vocals, exquisite harmonies and energizing vocal percussion combine in vibrant programs featuring some of California’s most talented and dynamic a cappella performers.
WE TELL STORIES This masterful group of theater artists uses a unique blend of storytelling and audience participation to bring literature, folklore and mythology to life. 
WILL AND COMPANY This multicultural theater group is renowned for presenting exciting, literacy-building adaptations of classic works of literature in highly interactive performances where students from your school join the cast.
ZAK MORGAN GRAMMY® nominee Zak Morgan’s unique brand of children’s music delivers songs and poems with wit and charm that inspire and tickle the funny bones of children and adults alike.