“Storytelling is a profoundly powerful tool to teach, entertain and heal. It stimulates listeners’ imaginations through vivid word pictures and physical expression without the aid of electronic media, immersing them in a language-rich environment. In stories, listeners are transported to safe places where they find reflections of themselves in the stories they hear and tell, as they identify with the story characters’ emotions, values, challenges and triumphs, while taking the stories to heart.
The storytelling experience can be profound and personal and is unsurpassed as a tool for learning about ourselves and about the thoughts and feelings of others. It also promotes a sense of community, as families and friends come together to experience the joy and healing power of stories. Together, let’s LIVE THE STORY—Vive el cuento!”
With a face and voice that launched a thousand characters, Leeny Del Seamonds is an internationally acclaimed performer, coach, author, multi award-winning recording artist and professional Voice Actor. Her animated and uplifting tales and tunes reflect her love of people and desire to embrace life to its fullest. From a prized television show to a village in Gengcun, China, to the Comix Club in NYC to the National Storytelling Festival and Cayman Islands International Storytelling Festival, Leeny encourages listeners to rejoice in human and cultural diversity, inviting them to share in her Cuban-American sense of humor and joy of performing.
Winner of the National Storytelling Network ORACLE Circle of Excellence Award and awarded the title 2002 National Storyteller of the Year®, Leeny Del Seamonds is recipient of Parents’ Choice Gold & Silver Awards, a Storytelling World Winner Award and an iParenting Media Winner Award. She is celebrated and sought-after for engaging, interactive performances for all ages and hands on skill-building workshops.
Leeny Del Seamonds stars in the PBS and Fox Television/DVD series Ribert & Robert’s WonderWorld, a cherished children’s program airing globally. Her highly praised recording ¡Ay Caramba! ¡Ay Ay Ay! Cuentos y Canciónes (Latino Stories & Songs) takes listeners on a journey through Leeny's rich Latino heritage and won a Parents' Choice Silver Award. Leeny's musical CD, CelloTales: The Melding of Music, Myth & Memories, created and performed with cellist Gideon Freudmann, won a Parents' Choice Gold Award and a Storytelling World Winner Award. Her newest recordings, also created, produced and performed by her, are geared for seasoned listeners. It Takes Two to Tango – Ties that Bind Us is an alluring, witty and insightful look at the triumphs and tribulations of relationships and Shadows in the Woods – Spine-Tingling Tales is a compilation of Leeny’s original scary stories guaranteed to shiver and chill all who lend an ear.
With Latino passion, fire and wit, Leeny Del Seamonds’ dynamic one-woman shows and renowned workshops headline festivals, concerts and events worldwide.