Leslie Zak, award-winning singer, actor, and song writer, has an expanding repertoire of more than 1,000 songs, sings in 16 languages, and has been called "Columbus' answer to Raffi." She combines theatrical and musical skills and her contagious love of storytelling music to create a unique and engaging program for all ages. A frequent presenter at conferences, her programs with gifted and talented, learning-disabled, physically challenged, hospitalized, and incarcerated youth demonstrate her belief in supportive group work as a powerful - and fun - way to develop creativity and problem solving skills.
Leslie is a recent ''Living the Dream'' Artist, and a member of the national Children's Music Network. Her appearances include WCBE-FM ''Kids Sundae'' and ''Global Village," the Columbus Arts Festival, Taste of Chicago Festival, Bank St. College (NY), the Ohio State Fair, Celebration Japan, and the Columbus International Festival. Her CD If An Ostrich Can Yodel ... received the 2002 National Children's Music Web Award.
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Recent Feedback from Schools
While we aren't a school setting, the kids who attended our program were all elementary school students (ages 8-10). Theater games are designed to foster cooperation, collaboration, and trust--valuable team building skills as desirable in the classroom as they are on stage; and they're FUN!!!
This artist is based in Columbus. Travel charges may apply for schools outside of the area.
The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High Street, 2nd Fl., Columbus, OH 43215-6108 tel: 614.224.1060 email:
All Riffe Center visitors must provide photo ID. Backpacks are not permitted in the building.