“I’ve worked with a lot of artists and you really DO shine!”

– Essie, After School Prog. Coordinator

“When Ina tells a story you feel like you’re really there!”

– Brenda, Senior Activity Specialist

I think I can really try this with my own kids tonight!”

-Linda, Pre-School Teacher, Reading Together Workshop Participant

“Storytelling is a great alternative to the usual birthday party entertainment!”

– Rose, Educational Center Director

“When Ina tells a story you feel like you’re really there!”

– Brenda, Senior Activity Specialist

“That was GOOD rug time!”

– Sonya, LAUP Preschool Aide

“When I got home my husband noticed that my energy had been transformed…”

– Marcie, Performing Artist, Re-ignite the Fire Workshop Participant


Workshops & Residencies

Ina offers single session workshops,as well as, multi-session residencies in the art of storytelling for children, teens and adults. Her family literacy, storytelling to build STEAM and self-empowerment workshops are highly rated at educational conferences.   Over the years, Ina has lead professional growth workshops for teachers and museum educators for LAUP, LAUSD, Coalition of Black …

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Sunny Days Shows

Ina is a credentialed adult and older adult educator, specializing in the communication and performing arts. She combines her educational and theatrical background to perform solo and duet “Senior Rhythm Story Nation” shows at a variety of assisted living and senior centers across southern California. With Ina’s stories, seniors and their guests travel through time and …

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Museums and Libraries

Ina’s performances incorporate dance and song to help transport you on a magical story journey.  As a teller who specializes in participatory performance, she often uses rhythm instruments, props and PowerPoint presentations to help share her stories.  She’s on the approved performer list for all libraries in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas …

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School Assemblies

From Black History Month Concerts and Dr. Seuss Parties to STEAM Rallies and Family Literacy Nights, Ina’s storytelling and song shows engage, inspire and empower through character-building multi-cultural tales the whole family can enjoy.  Her program themes compliment most school holidays and can be tailored to feature several language arts, social studies and science competencies. …

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