About us * Meet the Team
Azyzah theatre is an English interactive & educational company based in Prague.
Founded in 2010, it aims to use theatre as a method of teaching.
We have an international team that performs in English, for .french German and Czech speaking audiences mainly
We travel throughout Europe and come directly to your preschool or school. We play in gyms, classrooms, cafeterias, outdoors, in Theatres! Anywhere is suitable for us!
We focus on teaching English through music, education and theatre.
Our educational teacher and student packs are active tools that help you before and after each show.
Our interactive audience performances guaranty to make the English language a fun learning experience for your students between the ages of 3 to 14 years of age. Through play, we help you build their confidence and give them the opportunity to speak in English.
You can visit our website to choose from our 10 different interactive shows in English, original books based on the shows, listen to our radio show with Radio Junior, workshops for students and teachers and more.
Azyzah theatre makes the English language a fun learning experience!
Vanessa Gendron (Owner, director, illustrator, educator & performer)
I am grateful to be doing what I love, creating a magical world of learning through song, theatre, clown, music & play for thousands of students and teachers each year!
As a student I have always succeeded when learning was fun, engaging and a memorable experience. I believe that this unique project brings this simple Magic of learning through PLAY!
B.A in Education ( University of Ottawa)
B.A in Theatre ( University of Ottawa)
Certificate & Diploma in Play Therapy (Leeds Beckett University UK.)
Vanessa collaborates on a regular base on different projects with :
Dr.Klaun’s Artistic Director where she performs in hospitals and trains clowns.
LAVU Theatre (Political experiences) Artistic Director.
SWAN Prague ( Women artists event in Prague) Artistic Director
Prague Shakespeare Company : Associate Artist.
My name is Lucie Neperena, I have been working with Azyzah Theatre since the beginning by producing props, costumes, posters, books and general artistic consultations.
I perform as a clown at events with the Azyzah team and have created the adventures of Kiki & Mr.Suits by giving my design expertise to the final product.
I love languages and have been studying them my whole life. I can communicate with you in English, French, Italien, Czech, Slovak and a little German.
I have extensive experience in graphic design, photography, producing and have worked over 15 years as an artistic director and producer of auctions at Arcimboldo Auction house and other galleries in Prague and New York.
My connection with children lies in performing as a clown at events and hospitals for the past 20 years.
My passion for the arts and travelling brings creativity and vision into all I do and I look forward to making Azyzah a fun learning experience for all !
Helena Bartošová, was born and raised in Prague. Completed her Czech philology studies and became a freelance tutor for the Czech for foreigners language school.
In her teens, she performed with an improv theatre group and since became her passion. While performing with the group Improvariace, she finished her training in Drama Education and started to work with children through Drama and improv classes.
Helena is also a language teacher working mostly with adults students. She implements drama and improv techniques to her classes. Applied improvisation has become her new interest.
Performing for children is most of all great fun for Helena as she loves singing, and dancing with them. She is delighted to combine both her acting and teaching skills within the Azyzah Educational Project
Hi friends !
My name is CeeCee and I come all the way from Mississauga, Canada. I’ve been playing as Kiki at Azyzah Theatre since September 2022!
I stumbled my way into doing improv comedy and musical theatre in university. When i moved to Prague in 2019, I continued to involve myself in performance which then led to working on short films, plays, and TV series.
I actually started off to teach English the first two years in Prague where I worked in a Montesorri preschool. I remember would write my own lyrics to sing over soundtracks and then teach my kids to perform and sing them for concerts! It was always so fun to play through songs and dance.
When I moved on from the preschool, I started to miss being with all the energy and enthusiasm you can only get from a group of kids.
So now here I am now, travelling all over the Czech Republic, combining two things that bring me the upmost joy!
See you around to do some floss dancing and duck dances !
Fedorah is a Haitian-Belgian-American singer, actress, poet and dancer. She was raised both in Belgium and the States. Although she holds degrees in International Relations and Peace & Conflict Studies, she displayed an afinity for the arts from the age of 7 - specifically singing, dancing and acting.
Fedorah's acting career began with her passion for music. From an early age she was trained in voice and violin until her high school years when she became exposed to the world of musical theatre. From then on she has appeared on stages in the UK, China, France, Czech Republic and the US - as a singer, performer and dance choreographer. Her musical journey took her to France where she transitioned from musicals to stage acting under the direction of Star Academie Acting Coach - Oscar Sisto. Performing in both French and English, Fedorah has since appeared in stage plays in both France and Czech Republic. Her recent stage appearances include Hermia in Midsummer Night's Dream and Tituba in the Crucible. As a singer and actress her work can be seen in Coldhearts: A Poetical, Some Other Paris (Official selection of Ethnografilm 2020) and upcoming short film The Demon of Midday.
Fedorah has most recently joined Azyzah theatre playing Kiki alongside Vanessa Gendron since 2022 and has enjoyed her new journey into the world of Children's Theatre. Her up-beat nature, exuberant smile and overall craziness help her to easily connect with students of all ages. She is looking forward to many more years of performing with Azyzah theatre.
TIHANA VALENT, was born and raised in Croatia. She studied graphic design and art at Prague college and continues further education in yoga, art and dance therapies.
She has always been a performer since her teenage years in theatre groups in Croatia and later on in Prague. She can be seen in several commercials and movies.
She has been the first Kiki in the Azyzah theatre project. She is still performing but is now focussing on dance therapy studies.
See you soon at a show kids!
Nicole J. Adelman is a lauded public speaking/communication trainer and radio host. Known for her infectious enthusiasm and sparkling personality, Nicole is currently the English VO for the National Museum in Prague, and has been the Associate Lecturer of Public Speaking and Communication Development Skills for Journalism at Prague College. She is also a professional Actor and VO Artist, the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of CATNIP (Contemporary American Theater now in Prague), and an accomplished Coach, Creative Producer and Director. She is super happy to be a part of the Azyzah theatre team where she can play and sing her heart out. Can't wait to meet all of you kiddos !
Dagmar ‘Dáša’ Jegerova was born and raised in Prague. Having completed her acting training at the International Conservatory, she has worked with Prague Shakespeare Company and the Czech theatre Studio Hrdinů.
Dipping her toes into musical theatre, she became a singer and dancer for the original musical “Králové Avalonu” which opens at theatre Hybernia in the fall of 2015. She has also been cooperating with Prague Film School and FAMU, as well as playing the minor character of Beáta on TV Prima’s series “Priesta”.
Dáša loves to sing, dance, and entertain in all ways imaginable. Having worked as a summer camp counsellor in her teens, she loves kids. As her own inner child runs rampant most of the time, she strives for her performances to be as much fun for her young audience as they are for her.