Illinois Storyteller Profile
|Bio:||With an irresistible blend of warmth and humor, Nancy has performed for diverse audiences, including the National Storytelling Festival Exchange Place, Illinois Storytelling Festival, Chicago Jewish Folk Arts Festival, Piccolo Spoleto and The Children’s Holocaust Memorial-Tennessee. |
A gifted educator and storyteller, Nancy brings storytelling into the lives of children and adults. She has the creativity to integrate storytelling with math, social studies and language arts curricula. Shapiro-Pikelny is known for her fun-filled renditions of folktales, original stories, poignant family narratives and inspirational stories from the Holocaust, notably her widely acclaimed performance A Window of Beauty.
Nancy’s work as a storyteller is deeply influenced by her Jewish heritage; steeped in the folklore, melodies, history and culture of Jewish life past and present. Every ethnic group relies on their storytellers for education, entertainment and cultural transmission and Nancy is honored to be recognized in her community as fulfilling that role.
|Age Groups:||Adult Audiences |
Elementary, Grades K-5
High School/Young Adult
Middle, Grades 6-8
|Story Types:||Bible/Spiritual/Sacred |
Folk Tales/Fairy Tales/Fables/Tall Tales
|Workshops using Storytelling:||For Business/Corporate Groups |
For Religious Groups