Since 1993, Regi has been motivating and inspiring audiences with a diverse repertoire of world stories, folktales, myths, music and personal stories of her hometown Clayton, NY on the St. Lawrence River in Northern New York. In each story and with each telling, Regi mixes mirth, music and everyday events into myths and muses about life, death and nothing in particular.
A storyteller since 1996, Regi has performed at the National Storytelling Festival as well as many other national storytelling venues. She has been a storyteller in resident at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Equally adept at children's programs and adult performances and workshops, Regi's work is a "big hearted embrace of the world." Loren Niemi, Executive Director, Heart of the Beast Theater
Regi is a professor of storytelling at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York as well as a teaching artist for students ages 4-22. "Regi has the heart and soul of a great teaching artist. She is able to pull the best from each child." Third grade teacher.
She is also a recipient of the JJ Reneaux Emerging Artist Award, a Leonard Bernstein Teaching Fellowship Award, the Parent's Choice Gold award, the Parents' Guide to Children's Media Award and the Storytelling World Award. Her piece Snap! won the 2012 Boston StorySlam.
The energy generated by your performance had no small effect upon the principal, the teachers and the students. The administration was thinking of cutting the 6th grade art program . I believe as a result of your coming to our school and the obvious excitement and effect your storytelling had on the student body that they are now more willing to put art back into the curriculum. I attribute you performance as having been the catalyst for this positive development. They say storytelling has transformative powers. It’s nice to see it first hand. Marie LoPinto, Dryden Middle School Art Department, Dryden, NY
"Inventive, insightful, emotionally nuanced in the midst of lovely singing and deadpan humor, yes, these are characteristics of Regina's storytelling but more than that, there is a great big hearted embrace of the world that makes her a pleasure to work with and an inspiration to hear." Loren Niemi, Executive Director, Heart of the Beast Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota