2019 Careers in the Arts Workshop Series

The Florida Alliance for Arts Education partnered with Valencia College to host a free workshop designed to inspire and guide middle and high school students in the pursuit of creative careers.

Event Description

This year’s workshop includes a keynote address by Tracey Conner of Michelee Puppets, and breakouts sessions for Theatre, Photography, Music, Graphics, Dance, and a session with an actor and costumer from the Blue Man Group!


Tracey Conner is the founder and executive director of MicheLee Puppets, Inc. She graduated magna cum laude from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Conner gained experience in college theatre, summer stock, dinner theatre, children’s theatre and puppetry before starting MicheLee Puppets in 1985. Conner is a writer, director, puppet builder and performer. As a non-profit executive, she also coaches other non-profit CEOs, provides grant writing workshops, and serves as the Non-Profit Consultant for Puppeteers of America. Special awards include Central Florida District of Rotary International’s Non-Rotarian of the Year and the Marjorie Batchelder McPharlin Award for Excellence in the Field of Educational Puppetry from Puppeteers of America.