2017-2018 - WORKSHOPS

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.
AIMEE YOUNG HOPKINS Performer, singer, and vocal instructor Aimee Young Hopkins, combines her talents as an artist and educator to teach the fundamentals of music through multicultural songs from around the world.
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.
ANDREW GRUESCHOW Percussionist Andrew Grueschow introduces students to the instruments, rhythms and culture of the Ewe people of Ghana, West Africa while teaching important music concepts.
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.
THE CHAMELEONS World-renowned artists use their spell-binding talents in programs that are a celebration of the magic of theater and mime.
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.
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.
EIKO AMANO Innovative workshops led by artist Eiko Amano are a unique blend of science and art.

Please ask about options for projects that do or do not require access to a kiln. 
ELLEN SCHULZE Beloved, master puppeteer, Ellen Schulze, better known as the Puppet Lady, explores the art of crafting puppets in fun, hands-on workshops geared to tap into the creative mind.
HAUS OF IMPROV Professional actor, Steve Hohman, uses improvisational techniques and games to develop theatrical skills such as voice, facial expression, gestures, movements, and character development. Through active participation students will enhance their ability to be creative, along with their listening, critical thinking and writing skills.
ITALIAN STREET PAINTERS Combine creativity, fun and an exploration of the visual arts through the colorful art of street painting with talented artists.
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. 
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 ZERETZKE Award-winning composer and world musician John Zeretzke guides students through an exploration of music’s early civilizations to the present.
JOHN ZERETZKE - Visual Arts Students and teachers will explore visual arts connections inspired by the rich meaning of language and words. Core vocabulary and concepts of each discipline will be explored and practiced with hands-on thematic lessons. Students will be able to demonstrate, using tools they have explored in the lessons, the meaning of these words through visual arts.
KAREN EMONTS Learn about and develop an appreciation for the art, artists, and cultural traditions around the world by combining imagination and art-making skills with various materials.
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. 
LYNN OKIMURA Lynn Okimura, an educator of animation and an industry professional, expands student creative thinking, expression and story ideas through various animated art forms. These programs are customizable and can be integrated with other subjects.
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.
PEGGY HASEGAWA Journey through the ancient arts of origami, papermaking or bookmaking in engaging, multicultural programs with this talented artist.
PETER KORS Actor and director Peter Kors adapts fables and folktales to guide students through a creative playmaking experience celebrating the joy of performing. 
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.
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. 
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.
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. 
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.