OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Warm. Supportive. Experienced. Caring.
As Founding Director, Kippy has been running Creative Arts at Park for over 40 years. Kippy has also taught and directed at the Charles Playhouse and the Next Movie Theatre and held artist residencies in schools throughout the metropolitan Boston area. Kippy is also the Founding Director of Rehearsal for Life, an organization that uses theater as a vehicle for social change, empowering young people through creativity, dialogue and performance.
Stacey joined the Creative Arts at Park team just in time for Summer 2021. She brings with her many years of experience working and interacting with children of all ages and their families, first as a Clinical Social Worker, then a local business owner, and also a mother. Stacey has a great appreciation and respect for the arts and artists alike, and believes that summer programs are where so much personal growth happens and dreams come true.
Professional Artists. Camp Enthusiasts.
Cyrenity is joining the CAAP team in Summer 2022. She is an award-winning writer, and has been interested in the creative writing field since middle school Cyrenity is pursuing a major in both creative writing and english at Brandeis University. Upon hearing about CAAPs encouragement of the arts, she knew that she wanted to become a part of this community, knowing from personal experience how important it is to have support for artistic dreams and passions in one’s youth.
Manny has been a part of CAAP since his first year as a camper in 2000. He has been a CIT, Counselor, and is now thrilled to be leading the Sports Department. During the school year he works at Park School in the 4th grade as a grade level assistant and an after-school coach for middle school soccer, basketball, and track & field. His favorite part of CAAP is getting to meet and know a variety of amazing staff and campers each summer.
MANNY DUARTE PERLOVSKY
David is a video artist and educator. He holds a BS in Motion Pictures and Psychology from the University of Miami and has over 16 years experience working with school-aged children. He is currently the Lead Coordinator of the Youth Development Project at the Baker School Extended Day Program serving students age 11-13 in the Brookline community and the surrounding areas, and has taught several courses in Dungeons&Dragons and collaborative storytelling through the Baker School Enrichment Program. David has been the head of the Video Department at Creative Arts at Park for over 8 years, and has taught there for nearly 14 years.
Liza is thrilled to be be re-joining the Creative Arts at Park staff after a summer off of traveling! Liza first joined the CAAP family in 2008 teaching Theatrical Makeup, Fashion, and Costume Design. Liza is a freelance costume designer in and around Massachusetts, and during the school year, she teaches 4th and 5th graders at the Extended Day Program at the Driscoll School in Brookline.
Liza is very excited to bring back her passion for the arts to campers this summer through her photo classes and beyond!
Holly is a CAAP lifer, joining her first noontime shows quite literally from the womb. Her love for the arts (particularly theater and dance) flourished over her years as a camper
as did her passion for teaching over her years as a CIT and young counselor. After receiving her BA from Drew University in Theater and Dance, Holly returned to Boston and began teaching and performing at various venues throughout the city. She then earned her MA in Theater Education from Emerson College in 2017 followed by an MFA in Applied Theater in 2019. During the school year, Holly teaches at Emerson College in the Performing Arts and Comedic Arts Departments. Holly also works for Rehearsal for Life: Urban Improv as a Senior Teaching Artist and program director of Youth Unscripted, an after school program for Boston area high schoolers. Holly also is a founding member and Director of Education for Improvincetown, a comedy troupe on the Cape providing live interactive shows, improv workshops for all ages and comedy camps for kids during the summer.
& CIT Program Co-Director
Grace has been affiliated with Creative Arts at Park since the year 2000! She has been a camper, CIT, counselor, and now department head! During the school year, she works at a therapeutic day school in Boston, MA, and does freelance work as a dance teacher and choreographer. Her favorite part about camp is getting to know all the awesome campers. Grace loves to share her love of dance and all things art with her students!
Sylvie has been a part of the Creative Arts at Park family since she started as a camper in 2006. Throughout her years at camp, she has taught stagecraft, costumes, sewing, make up, clay, illustrating and more. This summer will be her first as the head of the Art Department. She’s super excited to take all of her experience and love for the arts and apply it to this position. During the school year, Sylvie is a Teaching Assistant at Perkins School for the Blind in their Deafblind Program, where she especially enjoys teaching art to students with multiple disabilities. Creative Arts at Park was an integral part of her childhood, and she hopes to provide campers with the same warm and welcoming environment that nurtured her.
During the school year Evan performs music live, records music, and teaches keyboard and music theory to private students. He is continuously amazed by the art produced at CAAP year in and year out, and is humbled to be a part of it for the past 5 years.
CIT Program Co-Director
Glennon Montgomery works as a Special Educator at a school in Boston during the school year. He has been working at Creative Arts at Park for over 10 years. Glennon loves the creative energy at CAAP and the endless opportunities to be weird and have fun. He comes back every year because of the amazing people he has met there over the years, including some of his best friends.
Ilana is so excited to be joining the CAAP team for her second year! Whether working in a classroom teaching film and animation, coaching softball, or monitoring kids at TreeTop Adventures, she loves working and educating students! She recently graduated from Lesley University with a BFA in Animation, and works on her art and skills in her free time! She loved attending camp as a child and is so excited for another summer of fun and memories with the CAAP community!
Jill is returning for her fourth summer as the camp nurse at Creative Arts at Park. She brings with her a decade of experience as a school nurse working with children of all ages. In addition to caring for the emotional and physical well being of the campers, she loves to marvel at their creations. During her tenure, Jill has even been inspired to pursue her own artistic interests that include taking both piano and ukulele lessons. Perhaps one day she'll work up the courage to perform at a noontime show!
Theater Tech Department
During the school year, Doug is the Theatre Design Teacher and Technical Director for the Dana Hall School.
He has had a rich and varied career spanning many aspects of the arts.
Way back when, he started, owned, and operated a professional comedy theatre in Somerville,
Mass. This included everything from construction to marketing and sales, to box office
manager, to a stunning performance as the cow in Jack in Beanstalk. Critics were, “mooooved.”
For many years, he was the owner and creative director for a marketing agency and video
production company. He produced, wrote, and directed hundreds of marketing and training
videos for clients in the Boston area. Along the way, he has directed comedy shows, musicals,
and trade show performances. He has worked with TV and movie stars, written songs for
politicians, and done speeches for an audience of Chinese military personnel.
Most recently, he taught filmmaking and designed theatre shows at North Quincy High School,
in Quincy, MA.
In his free time, Doug has scared and enchanted thousands of children on Halloween (including
building and slaying a dragon), played piano in a neighborhood “Dad band”, run a little league,
and played a lot of softball and ice hockey.
Doug loves to make things and make things happen and he is delighted to have kids along for