Hillary was voted most theatrical in high school
This has proven invaluable as a mother of three who has survived her children’s teenage years.
Two of her children are female. Oh, the drama she endured – in her own living room!
She brings her professional experiences in education, social services, workforce development and performing to her workshops and keynotes. She began clowning as Hilly the Clown over 28 years ago, and has entertained at many corporate events in Seattle, Alaska and Colorado.
“Thank you for serving at our recent fundraising dinner as a ventriloquist. You brought fun and humor to the dinner program. Thank you for helping highlight the opportunities that people have to serve on work teams through your skit…” Brian Headdings, Executive Director
“Thanks so much for entertaining us at our Church of God Ladies Purse Party. You were totally awesome!” Janette Riehle – audience member
“I’ve been reading your book during my lunchtimes and getting some hearty laughs from your comments…I listened to your children’s CD and love it – it is so soothing. I love the songs you selected and the background music is wonderful…The CD would be perfect for a young child to listen to before bedtime. I’m going to be sending it to our great grandchild in TX for her April 14th birthday – she will be 4 years old. I was a little stressed out Saturday night and listened to some of the songs to try and calm down…” Arliss Marshall, Women’s Connection Luncheon
“Hillary and Friends performed at our preschool library program. Hillary’s performance of singing, puppetry, and storytelling was riveting for both children and parents. Not only did she entertain but provided a strong message about the value of reading and libraries.” Karen Davis, Youth Services – Wasilla Meta Rose Public Library
Hillary has never, ever said: “Talk to the hand” or “Read My Lips!”
The video titled “Hillary Explains Ventriloquism to a Gathering of Munchkins” came from the presentation at the Valley Performing Arts Theater Camp described by teacher Kai West. This video is located on the Video Gallery Page.
“Hillary Saffran was a guest presenter at the Valley Performing Arts Theater Camp I directed. She brought several different kinds of puppets and introduced the children to the art of ventriloquism. With an age span of 6 to 16 year olds, Hillary captured their attention, had them laughing, taught them some tricks of the trade, and even brought along a little cheat sheet to help them learn to say certain sounds without moving their lips. A great time was had by all!”
Kai West, Music Teacher-Shaw Elementary, Director of the Matsu Youth Orchestra, Teacher – VPA Summer Youth Camp