Leslie is a founding member of Pied Piper Players, Inc. With a strong belief that cultural arts are the lifeblood of a healthy, intelligent and enriched society, she has been teaching drama and life skills through drama for over 25 years. Before moving to San Francisco, Leslie worked 13+ years with emotionally and developmentally challenged children and teens.
“Theater is a wonderful teaching tool. We learn a great deal about life, others and ourselves through participation in a cooperative venture. There’s no better way to develop communication, appropriate expression and respect than coming together to work on a project with a common goal.”
She studied for her bachelor’s of arts degree at Suny New Paltz under the tutelage of Dr. Beverly Brumm. Leslie says, “learning is a never-ending process. It’s not enough to be schooled in a formal institution. We must be willing to look at everything we do as a lesson for the future.”
Technical Director/Set Designer
Fred has returned to the Bay Area after 13 years in Kentucky. Fred is back with his wife Christy and daughter Gina. Anthony his son is a college student at KWC. Fred has been involved with theatre for 41 years on and off the stage. Fred is very excited on his new venture as Resident Designer and Technical Director for PPP.
After growing up in and around the theater Fred wants to be involved with young artists to keep the theatre world going.
Fred’s motto: ” All the world’s a stage, but someone’s got to build it first.” Fred would like to thank ALL the PPP parents for getting involved with their kids and supporting their interest in the arts. Oh, the places they will go.
Jason’s experience in musical theater spans over 20 years, performing numerous classic and modern broadway productions in the SF Bay Area and Hawaii.
Prior to joining PPP, he served as conductor for the Pacific Wind Ensemble, a professional wind octet in San Francisco. Mr. Park freelances as a conductor, trumpet player, brass educator, musician contractor and consultant. He has worked with the San Francisco Ballet and Opera, Honolulu Symphony and Opera, West Bay Opera, Broadway by the Bay, Ray Of Light Theater, and is currently principal trumpet with Marin Oratorio and Oakland Municipal Band. In demand as a soloist and chamber musician, he solos regularly with numerous cathedrals in San Francisco and performs with Brass Act Quintet among others.
As an advocate for excellence in music education for youth, he has taught hundreds of students reach their highest musical potential over the last 20 years and continues to inspire students to demand the very best in every performance.
Director/Theater Arts InstructorCasey graduated from San Francisco State University where he studied acting, directing, writing and music composition. He has directed PPP’s Turbo Teen. Camps and After-School Educational Theater Programs.
Choreographer/Tap InstructorJimmy is excited to work with Pied Piper Players and all of the talented, enthusiastic children and adults. He teaches tap classes at PPP, so come take a tap class! Jimmy spent eight seasons choreographing for Memorial High School in West New York, New Jersey. He choreographed Grease and played Roger at Crown Uptown Theatre and in Hello Dolly he played Barnaby at Cornwells Theatre. He has toured the country in A Christmas Carol, Cinderella, and Babes in Toyland which played Madison Square Garden.
Hope is a local dance celebrity, having recently competed as a Top Elite Soloist for the Liv DanceArts, Professional Ballet School in the KAR National Dance Competition. She will be bringing Hamilton to the dance studio this Spring!
PPP Board of Directors
PresidentTop-Level Executive Manager
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TreasurerAccountant and Professional Volunteer
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