Education and Training: Secondary Schooling at Moorestown Friends School, Moorestown, N.J- College/University Schooling beginning at Earlham College, Ind., and finishing with a B.F.A. at Southampton College, N.Y. (1972)
Mime and Improvisation: H.B. Studios, N.Y.
Tony Montanarro, Maine
Music: Private instruction in piano, guitar, flute
Aikido: seven years training at Aikido of Winnipeg
Storytelling: Mentorship under Laura Simms, internationally renowned teller and activist, Dan Yashinsky, co-founder of the Toronto Storytelling School and Festival, and Louise Profeit LeBlanc, member of the Nacho Ny'ak Dan First Nation, and Aboriginal Arts Coordinator for the Canada Council.
1972-1978: One of six founding members of the Arts-in-Education Company of the Performing Arts Foundation of Long Island. Performer and musician for group and solo touring shows and school residencies
1978-1981 Theatre School Director, Manitoba Theatre Workshop
1981 to present: school residencies in Canada, U.S., East Africa, Southeast Asia- festival performances- workshops- three children’s books published by Hyperion Press
Recent Work: Children’s Festivals in Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, Saskatoon- Toronto Storytelling Festival (03&04)- Artsmarts school residencies (B.C.), OSAC (Saskatchewan) school and community tours, long time- participant in the Manitoba Arts Council Artist-in-Schools program. Family Concert Series Winnipeg Symphony- Lead artist Learning Through The Arts, a national school program- performances and workshops at Boca Do Ceu International Storytelling Festival, Sau Paulo , Brazil, the Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival, and at the Sigana International Storytelling in Nairobi, Kenya, school tours in British Columbia through Artstarts-in-Schools; in Mexico, Columbia, Chile, and Argentina (spring of 2013) through Dream On Productions, Argentina
Current Projects:Artist-in-Schools, The Integrated Arts program (St. James), Many Voices, One World(an ongoing community/peace building in initiative)
Jessica Senehi, Co-Director The Arthur Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice, St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba
Susan Israel, Arts Education Manager Manitoba Arts Council