Noah Mayers: Founder and Lead Teacher 

Noah has been a teaching artist, puppeteer, and artisan since 2001.  He has had the honor of teaching at such august institutions as Eugene Lang College/New School University, Village Community School, LEAP, R.A.D. School, Brooklyn Free School, and with Teachers and Writers Collaborative.

Noah is passionate about exploring the unique learning environment of New York City.  He’s thrilled to share his enthusiasm for investigating the mechanisms that give the city life.  As a young adult, he was inspired by his alternative schooling experience, and he is honored to pass on the same gift. 

Rima Fand is a Brooklyn-based composer, musician and educator. She has created music for numerous theater productions in NYC, and has played and sung in many ensembles, currently including Sherita, a Balkan-inspired acoustic quartet, Hydra, a female vocal trio, and Timbila, a band rooted in the mbira music of Zimbabwe. She is delighted to be singing every Thursday afternoon with the wonderful kids at Brooklyn Apple.

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Mary Paige Snell has taught yoga in the public schools, working with special needs children and kids at risk. She has also taught adult classes in various yoga studios. As well as yoga, she will be introducing elements of theater, music and dance. As an actress she has performed in locations such as Lincoln Center, often with Ridge Theater, and can be heard on a recording of a John Moran Opera with Iggy Pop. As a writer, her stories have been published in various literary magazines. She studied theater and visual arts, obtaining her masters degree from NYU.

Keelie Sheridan is an actor, dancer, writer and photographer based in Brooklyn. She has developed drama programming for children and adults with developmental disabilities at Brooklyn's Block Institute and taught dance, drama, creative writing and performance with the YWCA of NYC and Community Word Project in public schools in Brooklyn and the Bronx. More info available at:

Gina Ricci is a native NYer who lived and worked in CA for 14 years. She is a professional actor/singer/domestic diva who graduated college with degrees in both drama and music. Aside from teaching the arts to children, Gina has also worked as a little league sports coach, camp counselor and WSI certified swim instructor. Her greatest role of all time is being mother to her fantastic 7 year-old little girl, Adele.