Leticia A. Pizzino
Musician - Singer - Storyteller - UAC Teaching Artist
About the artist:
Animated! Captivating! Enthusiastic! Storyteller-Singer-Musician! On the wings of song and story, Leticia leads audiences of all ages on a journey into an unforgettable world of creativity and imagination. As a professional performing artist since 1990, she is also an artist educator, experienced in performance, workshops, residencies, teacher training, extended projects, short-term activities, and collaborations with other artists. Leticia believes story listening and storytelling are necessary tools of communication and oral literacy... and students of all experiences and abilities can access storytelling with a creative approach. Leticia's storytelling skills—combined with her warmth, charm and her abilities to express ideas and teach—coax the best out of students. By collaborating with teachers or organizers, participants of all ages are richly rewarded from Leticia's customized residencies. Activities and projects can include creative and imaginary exercises, group storytelling, impromptu storytelling, autobiographical stories, family stories, creative stories, folktale/fairytale/fable retellings, historical stories, etc. Her residencies can include listening, imagining, exploring the traditions in storytelling, playing with story, creativity stimulation, developing oral skills, writing, choosing, learning and performing stories. Educators can learn the application of storytelling skills in various curriculum areas. Families can learn to share through stories. "Leticia definitely brings a unique program and style that audiences will enjoy. She's animated, fun, very captivating, and has a lot of enthusiasm for storytelling." Patricia Froelich, Former Youth Services Director New Mexico State Library “When I compare Leticia to other storytellers I have seen and heard, her professionalism is outstanding... her enthusiasm was infectious to everyone in the audience. She obviously has a great depth of knowledge in her field...” – Shelly Ramon, Wyoming Library Association “Leticia is truly one of the best storytellers I’ve seen. The children were just mesmerized. All ages just loved her.” – Kimberly Darata, M. Ed., Librarian, Hyde Park M.S. Academy of Mathematics and Science, Las Vegas "Leticia definitely brings a unique program and style that audiences will enjoy. She's animated, fun, very captivating, and has a lot of enthusiasm for storytelling." – Patricia Froelich, Former Youth Services Director New Mexico State Library
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