Christiana Frank

Owner/Founder/Curriculum Developer
Christiana Frank-Daniels created KidScape Productions at the New York City Police Department /At-Risk Youth Division in 1999. She has attended Juilliard in New York City, Yale School of Drama in Connecticut as well as two years of extensive coaching with Uta Hagen.     KidScape Productions utilizes research-based improvisation, role-play and theatre techniques to help students master important life skills that work on and off the stage.  Mrs. Frank-Daniels’ passion is rooted in her commitment to lifelong learning and sharing KidScape Productions and its effects on educators and students in the United States and abroad.

Charles Daniels

Operations Manager/Lead Instructor
Charles Daniels is originally from San Diego, CA and has lived in Reno since 2004. Mr. Daniels is the Operations Manager and Technical Support for KidScape Productions as well as a lead instructor. Mr. Daniels has been working with KidScape Productions for over 11 years. Mr. Daniels served in the United States Marine Corps and was also a firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service and CalFire. He brings a positive, fun, focused attitude that is motivational and goal/growth oriented.

Alex Lemnah

Instructor
Alex Lemnah grew up within a vibrant music and theater culture in a small town tucked high up in the Sierra Nevada mountains. His love for theater was sparked in elementary school, and he has been performing on and off stage ever since. While pursuing a degree in English literature, Alex spent a year studying Shakespeare and narrative writing at Oxford University. Alex believes that story telling underlies all human communication, and he is passionate about exploring the myriad of communication possibilities through imaginative play. There is no one better at this than kids, and Alex loves learning alongside kids in the context of constructive play and improv!

Angie Green

Instructor
Hello! My name is Angie Green. I’ve been performing for about 14 years and love doing anything and all theatre related! I actually did KidScape in elementary and now I am an Instructor! I work closely with Reno Little Theatre as well and I love getting kids involved!

Brandy Ramirez Santillana

Instructor
I am Brandy Ramirez Santillana, I’m currently attending the University of Reno, Nevada, pursuing a Bachelor of Art degree in Theater (Acting Specialization). I am an aspiring comedian whose goal in life is to bring joy and laughter to others. I’m also a part of University of Reno, Nevada Comedy Club, where I’ve written and performed stand up comedy and comedy sketches. As a Latin American women who understand that inclusivity plays an important role in building confidence, I aim to encourage others to rise to their fullest potential.

Dace Likethefish

Instructor
I’ve been studying and performing improv since 2013. Originally trained at Atlas Improv Company in Madison, WI, I’ve also studied with Monkey Business Institute, Come On Jackson, From Justin To Kelly, Empire Improv, and Reno Improv. I’m a strong believer in the potential of improv as a form of storytelling, community building, and personal growth through trying on new ideas. It’s a great privilege to empower our youth with these tools, while having a lot of fun in the process.

Eliot Current

Instructor
I am a hard working high school student who loves promoting better communication and life skills in kids and all people. I believe that communicating and communicating accurately can solve all problems. I have been with KidScape Productions as a student for many years and I hope to use that knowledge to help kids just like me, just like KidScape did for me when I was younger. Although all the learning stuff is important too the most important thing is to have fun, because if you don’t have fun you don’t really learn anything.

Ethan Robison

Instructor
Ethan Robison has been involved with theater since childhood. He has always found classic theater, live comedy, and improv to be fascinating, fun, and one of the best ways to express yourself. Improv in particular has always seemed like one of the best ways to develop a sense of humor and important social skills which can influence your personality offstage. Other than theater, his interests include speech and debate, engineering, environmental sciences, and excessive napping. So far, he has learned that he has a passion for teaching, especially when to provide individuals with tools to reach their academic and social and goals.
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Karen Ramirez

Instructor

Karen I. Ramirez was born in Los Angeles CA and raised in a small-town in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. From a young age, Ms. Ramirez sought to express her emotions, finding her love of art through Mexican Folkloric Ballet at the tender age of 5, when she joined the multi-award winning Ballet Folclórico Tecuexe. Through determination and team work, she rose along with fellow dancers to compete professionally and travel around Mexico and Latin America at 13 years old. Ms. Ramirez would earn licensing in performance arts. While in the U.S Ms. Ramirez gained a certificate from Harvard for American Government: Constitutional Foundations, while also working at Ramon Garza Elementary School in Bakersfield CA in the Family And Community Engagement (F.A.C.E.) program. This program commits to involve parents and the community to help support students and schools in building positive, warm, welcoming environments to grow and thrive in. With a passion for others and the expression of art, Ms. Ramirez is honored and excited to be part of the KidScape Production team.

Madison Wanco

Instructor
Madison Wanco is a current student at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) studying Journalism and theatre. She has been involved with KidScape Productions since she was in elementary school and personally knows the wonderful impact that this company has on children! She also works at the UNR newspaper, “the Nevada Sagebrush” as an editor as well as writing for “Reno News and Review!”

Rubi Kincannon

Instructor
Hi my name is Rubi Kincannon and I am a junior at Reno Highschool! I first joined KidScape Productions when I was 8 years old. I was a really quiet kid who was extremely hesitant to talk to people or try new things. KidScape Productions has full credit for the extroverted and out going person I have become. I completely fell in love with acting all those years ago and couldn’t imagine my future without it. It is my primary goal to make Kidscape as inspiring and life changing for the students as it was for me.

Regina Powers

Lead Instructor
Regina was a Singer, Dancer, Illusionist. She and her partner performed under the name Dexion, traveling all over the world with Greg Thompson Productions. She is grateful to be able to give back all the experience she has learned in being a professional performer.

Sadie Ward

Instructor
I am a senior at Galena High School, where I am focusing on drama and art classes. I have been with Kidscape for many years and I plan to continue being a part of this wonderful family. I just directed a recent Kidscape play The Marvelous Squad. In the past I have performed in nine productions and I assistant directed two full plays. I participated in the 2018 Reno Fashion Show and I have taken four years of choir. I am currently informing the community about improv and Kidscape through speech and debate. I truly believe in what Kidscape is teaching. Improv has personally helped me overcome my monsters. I want to help the kids in my community through this amazing program.
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