Take a look back at some incredible performances from our faculty and friends who we have been so grateful to host at the school over the years. 



We held our first annual Fall Festival this October that featured incredible performances from Faculty and Friends of the school.

Learn more about these artists below.


Liz Joyce


Master Puppeteer & long time CSSMA friend Liz Joyce, of Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, will open the Fall Fest with a big treat for families! You and your kiddos will be delighted with Liz's funny twist on the classic fairytale Little Red Riding Hood. Find out what happens when Little Red gets mixed up with Porquoi the pig who is in the wrong story. Complete with changing scenery, music and charming hand puppets, this show will have audiences ratting on the wolf and cheering Little Red to safety. 


Michael Eaton Quartet

Michael Eaton (b. 1981) is a Brooklyn, NY based saxophonist, composer, and educator.  As a saxophonist and improvising artist, his professional career to date has spanned a variety of idioms, encompassing jazz and free improvised music, but also soul, rock, western classical, funk, reggae, brass bands, and beyond. He embraces a progressive and holistic vision of jazz, cognizant of its rich history and development, but reaches for a personal outlook with an eye towards future possibilities.


Michael leads Individuation, an ensemble which combines aspects of postminimalism, world rhythms, and free improvisation with modern jazz. 


Cori Kresge

Cori is a dancer, collaborator, writer, and teacher who has brought her brilliance and joy to Church Street School students for several years. Kresge has been a member of the Merce Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group, functioning as a living archive for Cunningham works. In 2016 Kresge staged Cunningham's Field Dances on students of CNDC, Angers, France. She has also been a member of José Navas/Compagnie Flak, and Stephen Petronio Company. Kresge currently collaborates and performs with various artists including Rashaun Mitchell+Silas Riener, Xavier Cha, Liz Magic Laser, Rebecca Lazier, Esmé Boyce, Ellen Cornfield, Sarah Skaggs, Wendy Osserman, Sally Silvers, The School for Poetic Computation, and film makers Alla Kovgan, Zuzka Kurtz, and Charles Atlas. She is currently studying Zero Balancing, a therapeutic bodywork.