Ingrid M. Crepeau is a puppeteer and founding member of Grammy-nominated Dinorock Productions, Inc. She has performed at the Smithsonian, Arena Stage, the Kennedy Center, and Wolf Trap National Park in Washington, DC, as well as venues throughout the U.S. She has won two local Emmys for her puppetry, and with Dinorock has garnered two Wammies for Best Children’s Group and a Parent’s Choice Gold Award. She is a master artist with the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, and has been working as a puppeteer/educator in early childhood classrooms for over 30 years. Her workshops for teachers include "If You Give a Child a Puppet," "From the Picture Book Page to the Puppet Stage" and "Puppets Alive!" Check out more about Ingrid at her website www.ingridcrepeau.com.
M. Ann Richards, M.A., worked in the education departments of ArtConnection, the Smithsonian Associates, Arts Liaison Office of the London Borough of Croydon, and the Wolf Trap Institute of Early Learning Through the Arts where she was Associate Director. She interned in the Kennedy Center Education Department and has been an artist in the schools since 1982. Her articles on creative teaching have appeared in Washington Families and Washington Parent Magazines, Early Childhood News, and Children and Families Magazine.