Bonnie Kaye Artistic Director has been in the Performing Arts field for over 40 years. She has judged numerous dance competitions and her students have won hundreds of awards. She continues her dedication to the performing arts providing a positive, caring, supportive atmosphere opening young minds to the greatest gift "Creativity." In the Company of Kids is the first Theater School in the Twin Cities offering students on the Autism Spectrum a one of kind opportunity to engage in theater & social skills groups. She is an Autism Education Professional and sits on the accreditation board for licensing. Bonnie is Founder and Executive Director of a non profit "Drama Interaction" since 2011 providing performing arts programs to Adults and Children who are differently-abled. She holds a Certification as a Certified Dementia Communication Specialist/Facilitator and is reaching the elderly population by bringing the arts to them. "Finding the gifts and strengths in each and every participant through the arts, music, dance and improvisation places the focus on ability rather than disability.
Robin Gilmer, Professional Actor, Teaching Artist, Stunt Actor, experienced working with all abilities.
Sheila Regan ~ 11 yrs with Drama Interaction -Theater Teacher/Adaptive Programs Sheila Regan is an actor, teacher and writer based in Minneapolis. After graduating with a degree in Theater from Macalester College, she went on to obtain her MFA in Acting from Indiana University, followed by a three year stint in Chicago working with various theater companies. Since 2006, she has performed with groups such as Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Theatre in the Round, Theatre UnBound and Nightpath Theatre and has taught students of all ages with Teatro del Pueblo, Youth Performance Company, Stages Theatre and 7 years with Drama Interaction.
Karen Helfand Bix is an experienced educator, disability activist and theater artist. She holds Master of Arts degrees from New York University and University of Wisconsin Madison.
Brynn Berrywell - Teaching Artist 12 yrs with Drama Interaction
Michelle Storm Teaching Artist and Actress. Michelle Storm holds a B.A. in theater and English and a elementary teaching license from Hamline University. She is a 25-year teaching veteran in St. Paul and the Eastern Suburbs. She has taught grades K-8, served as a Reading Specialist, and led after school and weekend Literacy and Theater programming for primary school students. She was a teaching artist in St. Paul and Forest Lake through St. Paul Public Schools for a dual language puppetry/poetry project. Michelle has led summer and weekend theater workshops for young people through the City of Woodbury, Parks and Recreation. She currently teaches third grade at St. Paul City (Charter) School. For the last decade, Michelle has been trained and provides Audio Description access services for a variety of arts organizations. She also performs on a regular basis with many metro area community theaters.
Jill Kuzma works with individuals on the autism spectrum. She's employed by the Apple Valley-Rosemount-Eagan school district (ISD-196) as a Speech-Language,Pathologist, Social Skill Teacher, and ASD staff trainer. Jill has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Theater, Master of Arts Communicative Disorders. Her licensures include: ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence, Mn Dept of Health License, and MN Board of Teaching License.
Tony Neumann - Business Consultant Performing Arts, Theater, Dance, DJ
Kristine Neumann - Office Manager
Megan Primus -Teaching Artist, Actress, Megan has a BA in Theater and is seen in the Twin Cities quite regularly in Shows.
Angela Neumann - Dance, Drama Instructor, full time Preschool teacher, experienced with working with children with special needs, including Autism and Downs Syndrome.