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Instructor Biographies

Timothy Leahy, LICSW    
Besides being a seasoned, successful child and adolescent therapist, Mr. Leahy has performed at Summerstock Musical Theatre in St.Louis, New York and Boston.  He has also been a member of musical improvisation comedy troupes in both New York and Boston.  He enjoys teaching both acting and performance skills to teens and attests to the positive social interaction skills it helps develop.    
Christopher Grace    

For almost twenty years Christopher Grace has been one of the busiest corporate mind readers around! He has traveled the globe amazing audiences with his hilarious, interactive mind reading and mentalism performances.

Having performed in eighteen different countries from Singapore, China, to England and Australia, his home is the United States and heís known to be one of the busiest mentalists working today! Some of Chrisí clients include Steve Jobs, Johnny Depp, Avril Lavigne, Steve Martin and TV networks such as NBC, Fox, MTV and The Discovery Channel!

Maureen Yalenezian    

Maureen Yalenezian, aka Punky-Doodles the Clown, has worked professionally for over 20 years, both as a performer and a mentor. You may have seen Maureen in the role of Mrs. Claus on the Mayors Enchanted Trolley Tour in Boston.

A member of Clowns of America International, and World Clown Association, and president of South Shore Joey's Clown Alley 159A, Maureen is highly respected in the field and teaches several professional workshops yearly.

Maureen is also a professional face painter who has won awards, such as one of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines premiere Face Painters. Her corporate face painting events have included Boston Celtic games and Bruins fan fare, as well as many others.

Maureen's entertainment skills also include balloon twisting. Her passion for entertaining children and adults, as well as her dedication to teaching is evident through her many positive interactions and the joy she gets working with others.

Ginny Colangelo    
Ginny Colangelo is a licensed professional make up artist/ instructor. Her expertise ranges from hair & make up media artist to work for TV, the motion picture film industry and commercial productions. She is a member of IATSE as a make up artist with Local 798 NYC.

Ginny offers workshops and private classes. Her credits range widely from working with political figures, commercials, and film production companies and include Grown Ups (2009) ..Lakefront Productions, Inc, The Gilded Lilys (2012)... FTP Productions, LLC, CBS, Full Moon Films, Inc., Televerse Productions, Sound & Vision Media, Viva Films, American Sports Network, and Edge Infinity Pictures.

Ginny is the owner of Face Painting Boston which offers a variety of events and make up techniques including Airbrush Face Painting, painted Human Statues, Living Art Roving tables, Face Painting, Body Painting, & Special Make Up Effects. These effects also include, Prosthetics. Gin C. Productions makes designs for Haunts, Theatrical Productions, Dance Companies, Fashion and Runway.