Here you will find an alphabetical listing of storytellers from Toronto and the GTA.* If you click on a teller’s name, you may find further information about:
Please be aware that the Storytelling Toronto directory is not a booking agency, but a paid listing service for local storytellers. We recommend you contact tellers directly, and check the references of any tellers you intend to hire. Fees, expenses and contract requirements may vary and are to be settled between the teller and the booking agent.
*Tellers from other parts of Ontario can be found here, grouped according to the city in which they reside. If you wish to see a full list of Canadian storytellers, please visit http://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/storytellers-directory.html
** All storytellers are free to join the Directory once they have paid their $60 yearly membership fee.
Sarah comes from a long line of storytellers on her paternal side. She tells stories to both adults and children. Sarah has told at various cultural centers, museums, art galleries, festivals, libraries, parks and homes. Because Sarah grew up in several countries, she tells stories from all over the world with […]
Mariella Bertelli is an international, Toronto-based storyteller who tells fluently in English and/or Italian. She performs one woman’s shows or works collaboratively with others, sometimes blending storytelling with puppetry, theatre, music or visual arts. She has participated in group shows, Boccaccio’s Decameron, the Bankelsang project, […]
Pat discovered the magic of storytelling through working with children. She can enchant adult audiences as well. Her repertoire includes world myth, folk and fairy tales, and historic stories. She was closely associated with The Buffalo Jump Artists’ Collective, booking and arranging storytellers and musicians […]
Diane is an accomplished storyteller who has been enchanting audiences for over twenty-five years. She believes that the deepest truths can be found by means of the simplest story. She tells tales from around the world that appeal to audiences of all ages, but has […]
SIBoucaud can often be heard listening to and telling stories at 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She can often be heard bracketing her stories with a tune before and after the telling. A strong believer that stories chose their channel she has authored […]
June has 30 years of experience telling to children and adults. She believes that stories are the gifts we give each other. She has told her tales in libraries, schools, community venues, retirement homes, therapeutic settings and Festivals. As a storyteller, she knows that participation […]
A singer of old songs and a teller of old tales, Lorne Brown co-founded Storytelling Toronto and was the first editor of Appleseed Quarterly. Now semi-retired, he still tours with Soldiers of Song and likes to sing old ballads and play his banjo.
Natasha Charles’ first storytelling performance was at 6 years old, recounting Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox to her mom. Entering the realm of the Toronto Storytelling scene in 2014, she learnt the storytelling art by listening to the top storytellers in this community. You will […]
Dr Judith Cohen is a singer and teller of ballads and stories, an ethnomusicologist and an inveterate traveller. She presents and tells in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese; and sings in these languages as well as Bulgarian, Judeo-Spanish (Ladino), Yiddish, Macedonian, Croatian, Mirandês, Ibizan Catalan […]
A former documentary television producer, Donna Dudinsky tells old tales to the young at heart. Specializing in folk and fairy tales from around the world, Donna tells at storytelling festivals, schools, libraries and concerts across Canada. Known primarily as a children’s storyteller, she can be […]
Bernice spins gold mountain stories, telling traditional folktales from Asia entwined with Canada’s immigrant history stories. She is a storyteller, actor, radio broadcaster and arts educator who grew up in Toronto immersed in Cantonese songs and stories – elders sharing traditional folk tales as well […]
For over 35 years Sally has specialized in collecting and sharing stories, rhymes, fingerplays and songs for the very youngest listeners and their families. Sally’s goal is to nurture early literacy with a love of language play.
Anna Kerz is an accomplished storyteller whose tales will touch your heart and tickle your funny bone. Her extensive repertoire includes stories suitable for listeners of all ages, as well as a collection of personal stories geared towards more mature audiences. (14 and up) She […]
Adele is sole proprietor of Adele’s Stories for over ten years. Adele writes and performs interactive upbeat stories for and with all ages of listeners. She can write to a requested theme. Adele’s performances include — Scarborough Cable Television — children’s and adults’ tv programs, […]
Sheryl Lavine is a Personal Storyographer in Toronto. She preserves people’s life stories, whether a chapter or a whole life story, on video. She has learned that when people’s stories are captured on video and expertly edited, the authenticity and energy that video allows make […]
Laurie believes stories are essential to open your imagination and create the foundations for literacy. Specializing in costume and fabric, traditional folk tales, and personal stories, she has delighted audiences of all ages in schools, libraries and community art events including the Toronto Storytelling Festival, […]
My first childhood memory of storytelling is sitting around a lakeside campfire in Northern Ontario with my family, my Scottish Grandfather illuminated by firelight and silhouetted by stars as he told stories. An enchanting Gaelic brawl rolled through his powerful voice. With that gift in […]
Nick has told with 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling, Centre for Spiritual Living and the Eight Tellers Ensemble who performed the last three years at the Storyfire concerts. He published the recording Dragon on the Mountain, available on CD Baby.
Thirty years ago, I accidentally walked into Diane Wolkstein’s storytelling class. I’ve been telling stories on purpose ever since. My Bible stories incorporate traditional and original midrash — short stories that fill gaps in the larger tale.
After a decade of performing stand-up comedy and two decades of trying to get over it, Briane finally turned to his storytelling roots six years ago, graduating from Tracey Erin Smith’s “Soulotheatre” workshop to create a one person show “Confessions of an Operatic Mute” which […]
Rubena Sinha is a storyteller based in Toronto, Ontario, who uses her extensive knowledge and experience of South Asian myth and dance to weave stories of life, love, heros and demons. Using movement and text, Rubena creates a world in which the listener encounters talking […]
Goldie has been a storyteller for over 20 years. She has performed at schools, community centers and festivals in Canada and Australia. She developed and is teaching Storytelling at Act 11 Studio, which is a drama/theatre program for people 50+. It is a part of […]
Leah is a multi-disciplinary artist who you may find performing on stage, in bookstores, cafes and boxing rings, in story and dance circles, on the street, and at kitchen tables in Ontario, Quebec and Jamaica. Storyteller, published playwright, visual artist, photographer, blogger, spoken-word poet, arts […]
Michelle Tocher is a storyteller and author who has been writing and speaking for twenty-five years on the subject of fairy tales and their application to life.
Lynn began telling as a teen, when she discovered that the children she babysat would go to bed eagerly when a story was offered. Later, she worked this same magic as a camp counsellor, and then with her own children. It was only when she […]
Today, I’m a storyteller. I draw from a rich well of experience – including living in a tent for two years, my lesbian schizophrenic mother, almost killing people with my evil mind control (NO REALLY) – to draw my audience in and enthrall them with […]
Dan Yashinsky is a Toronto-based storyteller, author, and community animator. He is currently the storyteller-in-residence at Baycrest Health Sciences.
Ron has been telling stories for over 50 years. His repertoire is large and Varied. With stories for all ages.He lives in the hamlet of Dyers Bay in the Bruce Peninsula where he has his own Story Barn. Every Monday evening in June, July and […]
Deborah Dunleavy is an award winning story writer and storytelling artist with over 30 years of professional experience in creating, producing and touring her programs both nationally and internationally. She is a recent recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts Grant which has enabled […]
A storyteller, teacher and writer, enamoured of anything Icelandic, I have been telling stories for almost twenty years. I was awarded a Canada Council for the Arts grant to create my one man show, Were It Not for Hope, the Heart Would Break, which combined […]
Hi. I am an Ottawa based storyteller, a member of Ottawa Storytellers and Storytellers of Canada. I took a storytelling course in 2009 and have been telling stories ever since. I tell children’s stories, traditional stories, historical and personal stories, especially about my British Home […]
“They would dance deftly in a ring with merry twinkling feet.There was a bard to sing to them and play his lyre. There was a bard to sing to them and play his lyre, while tumblers set about performing in the midst of his tune” […]
Carol Leigh Wehking has been performing for over 40 years, but has concentrated on storytelling since 1991. Her repertoire is rooted in folk tales, wherein lies the wisdom of the world. She also tells epic, saga, and stories from all ages, as well as some […]
Heather is an orator and Musical Storyteller, singer-songwriter. She brings traditional tales and her own stories to life by interspersing the narrative with rhyme, chant, song, and playing guitar and percussion instruments. Heather worked in a mid-size library in Children’s and Adult Fiction services and […]