Antonio Rocha, through well crafted stories from around the world, teaches students lessons for successful living, cultural understanding and kindness. The stories are presented with rich imagery, realistic sound effects and exquisite mime illusions that Antonio has crafted with almost 40 years of performing experience. The program can feature works from different parts of the world, or focus on a particular one. Antonio encourages teachers to express their students’ curriculum needs before his visit, so that he can tailor each performance to their particular needs. He can also adapt the program to address the transition into middle or high school, learning about good decision making and stress management. Antonio Rocha’s presentation is nothing short of a good motivational speech through amazing stories and compelling characters.
Antonio Rocha, originally from Brazil, presents a unique fusion of acting, mime and realistic sound effects creating an extremely engaging and dynamic educational experience. His career spans almost 40 years with performances including Wolf Trap, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian and several storytelling festivals, schools and libraries in 44 states in the USA and 20 other countries across 6 continents. He is the recipient of prestigious awards such as Parents Choice GOLD in 2008 and The Oracle Circle of Excellence by The National Storytelling Network, 2015. Antonio has also been in the roster of United Arts since 2010 presenting successfully in both elementary and middle schools settings.