Your registration includes TWO Masterclasses. All classes and events are hosted via Zoom.
Marcela "Mama Clown" Murad
Clown Magic Masterclass
A four hour masterclass with the legendary "Mama Clown" herself, Marcela Murad. She will share her 40 years of experience in entertaining children of all ages. Her processes and methods to achieve success as an entertainer utilizing magic, comedy, puppets, kids toys, music, dancing plus all the knowledge she has gained through the years.
Puppet Essentials Masterclass
What's the difference between a good puppet and a great puppet? Details. The Swazzle team will take you on a deep dive into mouth plate construction, arm rod pockets, and other details that will allow you to better bring your puppets to life. Then we will get a crash course on puppet manipulation, so that you can put the things you have learned into action..
Classes, Lectures, & Workshops
Each of our regular sessions will be approximately one hour including a Q&A session at the end. All classes and events are hosted via Zoom, May 4th thru 7th.
Cody’s magic empowers by helping people discover and celebrate what makes them unique. Whether you’re a corporate employee, a member of the autism community, or a delighted child seeing their first magic show, Cody makes sure everybody at every show is heard.
He does this by using a wide range of emotions, humor, and magic moments to take his audiences on journeys of inspiration, awareness, and acceptance. He brings a sense of vulnerability to his shows through personal stories which encourage others to break down their own barriers. He humanizes complex issues to move people to a place of understanding. You will leave Cody’s talk with a different way of thinking: whether it’s a different perspective on magic, an empathetic understanding of our differences, or simply becoming aware of the magic of everyday life.
The CEO of the Silly Farm, FABAtv, & FABAIC
Serial Entrepreneur and Business Unicorn, Heather Green is a force of nature. And we are beyond thrilled to have her back as one of our speakers at Kids' Entertainer Fest.
Hilary has been teaching Theatre Clown, Physical Comedy and Hospital Clowning since before the turn of the century at festivals, universities, hospital clown programs, corporations, schools worldwide. Having studied with many of the world’s best teachers in the field, she has crafted her own method of teaching people to be authentic and vulnerable, playful and funny, daring and skillful. Her years on stage and on hospital floors have given her the deep understanding of what it takes to be in front of an audience and have them laughing from the gut and crying from the heart.
Magician & Podcaster
Kayla Drescher has performed for clients all over the nation, including Microsoft, IBM, CBS Interactive, Lyndon State College, Castleton College, The Make-a-Wish Foundation, and many more! She’s also appeared on television numerous times, including NBC’s “The Today Show”, where she won David Copperfield’s “Search for the Next Great Magician.”
Kayla is also an incredible interviewer and the host of The Shezam Podcast.
Coach Leah Orleans
Fitness and Motivation Coach
Coach Leah Orleans, creator of The ABCs of Fitness is absolutely amazing at helping people identify their personal motivation engines, and calm their inner critic and imposter syndrome.
Meadow Perry performs her original Bubble Magic Show nationwide for organizations, and internationally for festivals and corporations. Meadow's performances have a unique, elegant style that brings a touch of sophistication to any event, even when on the virtual screen. https://www.facebook.com/meadowperry.magic
Michael D. McCarty
Michael D. McCarty is a multicultural storyteller of African, African-American and International Folk tales, Historical tales, Stories of Science, Spiritual stories as well as stories of the brilliant and absolutely stupid things he has done in his life. His stories inform, educate, inspire and amuse. His storytelling style is energetic and enthusiastic.
Entrepreneur and Business Coach
Mitch Zeltzer is known for teaching party businesses how to get more gigs without spending hours on the computer, so that you can do less of what you hate and more of what you love. AND, he is really really good at it. https://www.facebook.com/mitchzeltzerofficial
Sarah Berman is a puppeteer, and a powerhouse of imagination who consistently develops content for theme parks, educational institutions, and social media. Currently, she can be found as the co-creator of The Pacific Pals Show at the Aquarium of the Pacific. https://www.instagram.com/hellosarahb/
Entertainer and Educator
Variety artist, professional goofball creator of the punks of prestidigitation & puppet party crashers. Scotty Swan's Urban Wizards Academy is a pioneer in educational and entertaining school assemblies. He is passionate about using fun to unlock children’s desire to learn. We inspire them to learn about Kindness, Anti-Bullying, Reading, Science, Diversity, and more! https://www.facebook.com/scottym.swan
Improv Performer and Teacher
Shannon Stott has been performing and teaching Improv for over 20 years. Her joy is to see you succeed on your improv journey and is producing video resources to help you do so. Shannon speaks, teaches and performs nationally and internationally for you. https://www.facebook.com/ShannonStottImprov
JENNIFER BRODY aka VERA STRANGE is the author of the Disney Chills series, The 13th Continuum trilogy, and the Stoker Finalist Spectre Deep 6, prompting Forbes to call Brody “a star in the graphic novel world.” Her work is featured in the forthcoming anthology Star Wars: Stories of Jedi & Sith (June 7, 2022), where she penned the Darth Vader story. She’s a graduate of Harvard University, a film/TV producer and writer, and a creative writing instructor. She began her career in Hollywood working for A-List directors and movie studios on many films, including The Lord of the Rings, The Golden Compass, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.