Categories: Dance, Ensemble, Literary, Music, Theater.

Victoria Perez

Victoria Pérez is an accomplished theatre artist and teacher. She is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Raíces Theatre Company, the only theatre company in WNY dedicated to develop, nourish and produce modern and original works dealing with the Latino experience in order to preserve our roots. She serves as secretary on the board of the Arts… Read more »

Categories: Ensemble, Theater.

Aleks Malejs

Aleks Malejs earned both an MFA and a BFA in Acting and spent 10 years in NYC pursing her craft. Mentored by some of the finest actors and educators the industry has to offer, Aleks is a proud member of the AEA, the professional actor’s stage union. Since her arrival in Buffalo in the Spring… Read more »

Categories: Ensemble, Theater.

Benched Players

The Benched Players are a theatrical improvisation ensemble led by Melissa Kate Miller, a songwriter, stage and voice actress, writer, and poet. The Benched Players lift students from the sidelines (“

Categories: Ensemble, Literary, Theater.

Gretchen Murray Sepik

Gretchen Murray Sepik’s storytelling career began in Mercer, PA, where her mill-worker father, told her colorful stories about the Pennsylvania coal-mines and railroads; her mother encouraged her to dress up and perform nursery rhymes. Storytelling allows her to share history and performance with people across New York State and Pennsylvania in schools, museums, theaters, libraries and private homes.

Categories: Ensemble, Theater.

In Jest with Nels Ross

Nels Ross’s gravity-defying arts-in-education programs promote character education, wellness, math, science, reading, and fun!

Nels provides several popular performances that blend physical theater,

Categories: Ensemble, Theater.

Doug Rougeux

Doug Rougeux is an entertainer specializing in circus and theater performance. He is a graduate of Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey’s Clown College, Venice, FL and the University of Buffalo.

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Categories: Ensemble, Theater.

The Wondermakers

The Wondermakers, now in their 25th season, perform interactive story theatre and have given over 3,000 performances throughout New York, Florida, and Ohio in schools, libraries, theatres, festivals, and museums. Their performances celebrate diversity, collaboration, improvisation, and the importance of creativity.

Categories: Ensemble, Literary, Music, Theater.

Melissa Kate

Melissa Kate Miller is an international recording artist, songwriter, stage and voice actress, writer and poet. As US Managing Director for Artfully AWARE, founder of the Benched Players and leader of the cabaret blues act, The Melissa Kate Project, she draws from a varied background for her students.

Categories: Dance, Ensemble, Theater.

PUSH Physical Theatre

Award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre is an innovative and exciting acrobatic dance and theater troupe. PUSH has been called “a cross between fine art sculpture and the hit movie The Matrix,” but its co-founders (with tongue firmly in cheek) describe it “like regular theatre & but more painful.” The dancers’ physical feats are awe-inspiring, but the cherry on top of this acrobatic sundae is PUSH’ s ability to engage their audience through vibrant visual storytelling.