Come with us on an exciting adventure to meet Woof Woof the incredible shadow dog

Get ready to meet Woof Woof the Shadow Pup in a heartfelt story for families that shines the spotlight on sharing our feelings!

When Little Lucy faces big feelings in her day, words to express herself do not come easily. But with the help of her Dad and a flashlight, they discover Woof Woof the Shadow Pup, who helps Lucy speak from the heart and share all of her emotions. Lucy finds action-packed adventure in magical worlds filled with enchanted castles, rocket ships, and zany zoo animals. Woof Woof the Shadow Pup illuminates the importance of understanding and acknowledging the emotional life of young children. This inspiring story is an invitation for families to experience shadow play at home and in the magical world of shadow theater: wondrous worlds where adventure and possibility are never-ending.



She is an accomplished professional dancer, choreographer, and director who has toured all over Europe, Dubai, and the United States working with modern dance company, Pilobolus, and shadow dance troupe Catapult, performing on America’s Got Talent in the final rounds at Radio City Music Hall. Holding a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College, Rebecca has an extensive knowledge of dance technique, anatomy, history, stage direction, and program development. She has presented choreography and produced shows throughout NYC and CT, including the New Haven Arts and Ideas Festival, CoolNY Festival, DUMBO Dance Festival, and the White Silo Winery. Teaching affiliations include the Pilobolus Institute, Learn With Action, FineLine Theatre Arts, and Sarah Lawrence College.


Creator of Woof Woof children’s character

She is a professor at the Yale Child Study Center.  Nancy counsels families and educators on early childhood development and also teaches with the Yale Medical School, training the next generation of developmental psychologists.  Nancy has seen first hand how the imaginary world of shadows can simultaneously excite and calm children and get them to open up about experiences they may otherwise have a difficult time sharing.  You can read more on her BLOG.

J Walter Hawkes


Originally from the sleepy little town of Pascagoula, MS, Walter has been making music since 1995. He’s played or recorded with many folks you may have heard of (Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, John Lithgow, The Four Tops/Temptations, Madeleine Peyroux, Slide Hampton, Kat Edmonson) and with many more you probably haven’t. Walter composed for many TV Shows and films, including Blue’s Clues, Wonder Pets, Third & Bird, Bubble Guppies, and was the music director/lead composer for Peg + Cat on PBS.

Alessandra Marconi

Associate Choreographer

From performing on international stages to social dancing in New York City to local community driven storytelling, Ali is constantly in collaboration with the world around her. A versatile artist that leads with curiosity and creates with keen awareness. BA in Communication Arts, Journalism, French from Marymount Manhattan College. Ali is currently the Dance Supervisor of Hamilton, Philip Tour. Discover more at / @ali_marco.

Katherine Freer

Projection Design

She is a multimedia designer, filmmaker, organizer, and educator. Her artistic practice lives at the intersection of story, technology, and civic engagement. It is rooted in joy, curiosity, mutual learning, and the pursuit of justice for all living beings. 

Terri Ayanna Wright


She hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana by way of Houston, Texas, and has called New York City her home since 2011.  She is an honors graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, with a major in dance and minor in computer science. Immediately after graduating, Ms. Wright toured internationally as a company member with Ailey II, where she was completely enthralled by the wide-range of live production teams, theaters, and audiences from city to city.  She has since been granted opportunities to choreograph and teach all over the world, most notably as an Ailey Extension Instructor in Italy for Orsalina28’s Summer Intensive. After performing with Carolyn Dorfman Dance for two seasons, Ms. Wright joined The Met Opera, as an ensemble dancer in Porgy & Bess, choreographed by Camille A. Brown. Through this experience, she began exploring the many facets of live production, beyond the performance act itself. She is a recent graduate of Parsons with an MFA in Design & Technology, which has allowed her to expand her storytelling capabilities through the marriage of dance, digital video, and visual effects. Ms. Wright is currently a Production Assistant for HopeBoykinDance, and is looking forward to joining the cast of WOOF WOOF! 

Cara Seymour


She is a Brooklyn based dancer and performer. Seymour received her B.F.A. in Dance from The Juilliard School. Her performing career has included work with Company XIV, The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Bennyroyce Dance, Brian Brooks Moving Company, MOMIX, White Wave Dance, Manuel Vignoulle, and Spiegelworld. Throughout her time with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Seymour has performed a variety of soloist and titled roles.  Her dancing in La Traviata, Rusalka, and Adriana Lecouvreur, has been nationally televised as part of PBS’ Great Performances.  Additional performing credits include: The Tonight Show, The Apollo Theatre Gala, Genesis/Conde Nast, 10 Crosby films for Derek Lam, and Performa 2015 with David Hallberg and Francesco Vezzolli.

Brandon Jones


He has been a student of dance since age 5. His training began in his native NYC-NJ tri state area, where he excelled in many genres of dance, foundationally jazz, ballet and modern. Brandon competed for 10 years regionally, and nationally, and performed on the stages at regional theater houses, and in major arenas from NYC to Orlando, L.A. and Honolulu throughout his teens. Earning an artistic scholarship to the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University, for a BA in Dance with a jazz concentration, he danced works by Attack Theatre, Giordano Dance Chicago, Dances Patrelle and esteemed faculty. Professionally Brandon toured to Australia and Europe with American dance music Artist Crystal Waters, collaborated and performed in NYC and L.A. with the Mod-Arts Dance Collective, Tiny Starr Theater Productions , Balance Dance Theater, KG Dances’ NYC, IKADA Contemporary Dance Company, and as the lead male Dancer in an off-Broadway musical with Glitter Kitty Productions. He is also a featured Dancer in the music video for American soul music Artist, Art Aure’s single Good Times . Brandon is also blessed, and fortunate to be a lead Dancer and teaching Artist, in his 11th performance season with NJ based contemporary modern dance company Carolyn Dorfman Dance. He is thrilled to recently become a part of the magical world of Woof Woof.

Kelly Gleason


She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pace University with a B.S. in commercial dance and psychology. Most recently, she performed in the national tour of Chicago as Hunyak, and understudy for Roxie Hart. She has been seen on the national tour of 42nd Street, which was helmed by the 2001 Tony Award-winning Broadway team. In addition, Kelly performed in Holiday Inn at Paper Mill Playhouse,  directed and choreographed by the 2016 Broadway team. Kelly was the associate director and choreographer, as well as a featured dancer in the role of The Girl in Green in Singin’ in the Rain at Theatre by Sea. She has performed at North Shore Music Theatre, Westchester Broadway Theatre, New Bedford Festival Theatre, and Surflight Theatre. She has performed in the NYFW Desigual show with choreography by Ryan Heffington, and she performed at the International Music Awards presented by Rolling Stone in Berlin, Germany with Iggy Azalea.

Jarred Bosch


Originally from Mississippi, Jarred Bosch is a company member with Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company. He received his BFA from Marymount Manhattan College, where he performed the works of Dwight Rhoden, Aszure Barton, Paul Taylor, and Emory LeCrone to name a few. Since graduation, he has performed throughout Europe, Canada and the United States. most notably with the Nikolais-Louis Foundation at the Yang Li Ping International Dance Festival in Beijing, China. Recently he was a featured dancer in the award winning film “Moved by War”, starring the Exit12 Dance Company. He has also spent his summers studying with Parsons Dance, Springboard Danse Montreal, and Nederlands Dans Theater. Bosch has also taught for various studios, universities and intensives including Peridance Capezio Center, the Destro Experience, and Physique 57. Alongside receiving various grants and accolades, Bosch’s choreography has also been presented at the Young Choreographers Festival and the Bryant Park Contemporary Dance Series.

Emily Chin


Emily Chin graduated in 2018 from Connecticut College with a B.A. in Dance and Human Development. She trained in ballet and modern at Fineline Theatre Arts under the direction of Arlene Begelman, Kerry Gallagher, Scott Wise, and Elizabeth Parkinson. During her time at Connecticut College, Emily danced and performed works by David Dorfman, Lisa Race, Heidi Henderson, Kate Weare Dance, and the Batsheva Dance Company.

Emily’s performance credits include Ballaro Dance company, as well as Augie Sherman at Movement Research, Green Space, 7Midnights Physical Research (Arts on Site), and Williamsburg Art neXus (WAXworks). Emily is currently pursuing freelance dance opportunities as well as exploring entrepreneurial possibilities in health, wellness, and professional organizing.