Barbara Aliprantis

Flushing, New York

Barbara Aliprantis

Flushing, New York

Barbara Aliprantis, an award-winning Greek-American storyteller, is nationally known for performing and producing storytelling events in voice and sign language on television, in theaters, schools, libraries, community centers, and festivals. She communicates with people of all ages, hearing and Deaf, including English Language Learners and those with special needs. Her programs encourage people to celebrate all cultures through the art of storytelling in all its forms: spoken word, sign/mime, dance, music, and visual art.

Barbara's repertoire includes stories about her Greek island home, her immigrant childhood, and her adult life in multiethnic Queens; anecdotes from 27 years working with linguistically diverse groups of all ages; and popular stories for young audiences. Her custom-tailored high-energy workshops are recommended for staff development, sensitivity training, parent groups, young adults, conferences, and festivals. Barbara has studied with leading storytellers including Donald Davis, Doug Lipman, and Jay O’Callahan, as well as Bernard Bragg and John Basinger of the National Theatre of the Deaf.

  • #storytelling
  • Work
    • Storyteller
  • Education
    • BA in Performing Arts, Empire State College (SUNY)