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Shelby Rickart

Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UDAM) teaching artist.

Everyone has a story to tell.  Whether it’s an old tale or a new one; one that entertains an audience, educate the public or helps the storyteller explore themselves.
Shelby Rickart has been building puppets since the age of six.  After teach- ing middle school for 27 years, she knows how to be silly.  Ms. Rickart has forty years’ experience in performance and ten years as a puppeteer and puppet builder. She also has a MFA in non-profit management, and has written K-12 curriculum for Repertory Dance Theater, and the Utah Muse- um of Fine Arts.
Ms. Rickart is director and founder of Puppets in the City. She founded
the company with the goal to make the art of puppetry available to everyone.   Shelby offers puppets, puppet shows, workshops and gen- eral  puppetry  skills,  surrounding  the  themes  of  no  bullying,  multi‐ cultural tolerance, encouraging/developing literacy, and general silli- ness. The  workshops  feature  activities that  develop  creativity, make specific  puppets  to tell personal stories, and      puppetry arts. Participants can learn puppet building, script writing, staging a puppet show, using puppetry in the classroom, and team-building skills.


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