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Kellie Haines

Discipline: Storytelling
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

Kellie Haines is a multi-talented entertainer who has mastered the art of storytelling through puppetry. Kellie combines a background in music, clowning and ventriloquism as she explores a wide variety of topics with humour, compassion and boundless energy. From performing on stage for the first time at her school talent show to working professionally for stage and TV, including a Jim Henson TV show, Kellie never forgot what she wanted to do when she grew up!


Reviews

To see the children's faces light up, reaffirmed everything that the arts do for children. We are still talking about it and wondering when the bird and frog can come back. Thank you for coming all this way to share your time. Christina Pittman, Sxoxomic School, Alkali Lake
What a great presentation. BOOK HER! Liz Mansfield, Head of Primary Department, West Point Grey School, Vancouver

Performances & Workshops

A Birdy Told Me So

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 50 mins. Plus Q&A
Capacity: 650
Tech Requirements: Two electrical outlets, one table and chair and if possible ability to dim lights for performance.
Fee Range: $745 - $965 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$700.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$725.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$800.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$800.00
Vancouver Island North
$800.00
Interior
$875.00
North
$950.00
Kootenays
$875.00

Eight year old Kellie doesn't feel like she fits in until she receives a gift that talks on its own! Kellie meets Magrau, a chatty bird puppet who makes people laugh. When Magrau signs them up for the school talent show Kellie is mortified. The advice from Magrau? Never give up! Kellie learns that success is like learning how to ride a bike - you're going to fall down a few times on your way.

A Space to Play

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 650
Tech Requirements: 2 electrical outlets, table, chair
Fee Range: $745 - $965 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$700.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$725.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$800.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$800.00
Vancouver Island North
$800.00
Interior
$875.00
North
$950.00
Kootenays
$875.00

The sound of drums starts the show as Magrau the bird and Kamilla a frog with red hair take a series of comic detours with Storyteller Kellie Haines. Volunteers come to Kellie's rescue to help keep the show on course. Puppets magically come alive, hilarious dialogue keeps the audiences laughing and Kellie's puppets learn that being different is extraordinary. The physical comedy, songs and ventriloquism keep the children engaged and the reaction is priceless.

Puppetry Ventriloquism 101 - 3 workshops and a Performance

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 20 - 30 students per workshop up to 3 sessions, Performance 650
Tech Requirements: Two electrical outlets, one table and chair.
Fee Range: $1045 - $1445 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$1,300.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,325.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,400.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,400.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,400.00
Interior
$1,475.00
North
$1,550.00
Kootenays
$1,475.00

Learn puppetry and ventriloquism technique in this dynamic 1 hour workshop. How old is the art of puppetry and when did ventriloquism get introduced to audiences? These questions will be addressed as students and teacher receive hands-on puppetry lessons . How to move your puppet's mouth to the beat of the syllables, how to create character through voice and movement and how to talk with little or no mouth movement is taught in a playful way with the assistance of Kellie's puppets. Kellie integrates music, storytelling and movement into the mix. Self expression, communication and creative thinking are key components of this unique workshop.

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