is a Storyteller-in-Residence with the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, as well as an innovative teacher and oral historian. Candace has traveled the globe collecting folklore, legends, and oral history. She has lived and worked among migrant Gypsies in Europe, Mayan Indians in the rain forests of Central America, itinerant circus performers in Mexico, goat herders in Italy, fishermen on the Canary Islands, rice farmers in Indonesia, artisans in the Middle East, coal miners in Appalachia, and many other places. As a performing artist and educator, Candace has presented her programs at thousands of schools and other venues throughout the country. She is passionately dedicated to preserving and passing on to the next generation this rich heritage of oral literature.