THE TEAM

                         Heather B. Henson - Founder and President

Los Angeles  Sam Koji Hale - Producer / Director, Handmade Puppet Dreams

                        Alex U. Griffin - Film Coordinator, Handmade Puppet Dreams

New York      Brenna Ross - Associate Producer

                        Tsering Choedron - Education Program Coordinator

                        Felicia Monsanto - Executive Assistant

                        Jessica Simon - Facilities Manager

                     

Orlando        Aimee Jordan - General Manager, Florida

                       Genevieve Bernard - Social Media Manager

Contributing Teammates 

Davey Jordan, Curtiss Mitchell, Joe Quillsong, Tecumseh Ceaser, Jason Gullo

Heather B. Henson

Founder and President

Heather Henson is a contemporary puppet artist whose work promotes harmony and healing for the planet through artistic spectacle and discussion. Backed by a degree from Rhode Island School of Design and studies at CalArts in 2000, Heather created a multi-platform production company entitled IBEX Puppetry to honor the creativity in herself and others.

Los Angeles

Sam K Hale

Producer, Handmade Puppet Dreams

Sam K. Hale is an award winning filmmaker, designer, and puppetry artist based in Los Angeles. His newest feature, “Yamasong: March of the Hollows,” featuring the voice talents of Nathan Fillion, Frida Pinto, Abigail Breslin, and Whoopi Goldberg, is currently available on DVD and VOD. 

Alex U. Griffin

Film Coordinator, Handmade Puppet Dreams

Alex U. Griffin is an award winning cinematographer, photographer and puppeteer based in Los Angeles. He specializes in puppetry films, and recently filmed the all-puppet feature (and HMPD adaption) “Yamasong: March of The Hollows” for Dark Dunes Productions. Alex is also Vice President of the Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry and President of the Puppeteers of America. 

New York

Brenna Ross

Associate Producer, Ibex Puppetry

Brenna Ross has worked with various institutions focused on the developments of new works including: The 24 Hour Plays, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, SPACE on Ryder Farm and IBEX Puppetry. Recent projects include: Harmonious Migrations, Crane: on earth, in sky (IBEX Puppetry), The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway (The 24 Hour Plays), and What a Young Girl Ought to Know (Climate Nexus, Art Rising).

TSERING CHOEDRON 

Education Program Coordinator, Ibex Puppetry

Tsering, aka Ciren Quzhen, of Lhasa, Tibet, has studied at the American University School of International Service. She is the Education Coordinator for IBEX Puppetry and has co-authored the following Tibetan children's books: A Little Frog and A Crow; Little Shepherd,Little Shepherd, What Are You Doing?; Lhomo Trung Trung and Dhondup.

Jessica Simon

Facilities Manager, Henson Annex

Jessica Simon is a recipient of an UNIMA Citation of Excellence, support from the Jim Henson Foundation, and was selected as an Emerging Artist at the O'Neill National Puppetry Conference, and a Catapult Artist at the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. As a fabricator she has worked with The Jim Henson Company, Rick Lyon Puppets, Puppet Kitchen, Furry Puppet Studio, and Transformed Puppet. She previously served as co-curator of Nasty, Brutish & Short Puppetry Cabaret at Links Hall, on the Artistic Direction Committee for Puppet Festival (r)Evolution, and made 3 appearances in the National Puppetry Slam.

Orlando

Aimee Jordan

General Manager

Aimee graduated from LSU with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology/Human Movement. Most of her experience has been in the medical field creating wellness programs and rehabilitative exercise programs with a focus on natural and holistic medicine.

Although her background is in the sciences, her true passion and recent work has been in the arts and art production. 

Genevieve Bernard

Social Media Manager

Genevieve Bernard is a choreographer, curator and producer. She earned a master’s degree in dance education from Temple University in Philadelphia and has received awards and fellowships for her choreography. She is the Artistic Director of Voci Dance, where she works collaboratively with dancers and artists with a focus on site-specific work. She has set works at Detroit Institute of Arts Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art-100 Acres, RISD and The New Victory Theater among others. 

ABOUT US

Supporting health and healing for the planet through artistic spectacle, outreach, and the fine art of puppetry.

ADDRESS

New York, NY

Los Angeles, CA

Orlando, FL

info@ibexpuppetry.com

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