Indiana Performers and Presenters

The following is a list of performers and presenters recommended by librarians in Indiana.  Except in the case of those listed as “Adult Program Performers/Presenters,” the below performers are generally appropriate for children, family, and “all ages” programs. Information on contributing to the list can be found here.


Live Animal Shows

Magicians/Magic Shows


Puppetry/Marionette Shows

Science/Technology Shows

Storytellers/Historical Shows

Miscellaneous Performers/Presenters

Adult Program Performers/Presenters (Intended audience is TEEN or ADULT ONLY)


John David Anderson:

Troy Cummings:

Barb Warner Deane:

Nicole Kobrowski:

Mike Mullin:

Professor Watermelon:

Sarah J. Schmitt:


Live Animal Shows

Hedgehog Hannah:

Indiana Jim’s Reptile Experience:

Mark’s Ark:

Silly Safaris, Inc.:

Take Flight/Mark Booth:


Magicians/Magic Shows

Abracadabra Magic:

CR Ryan:

Daniel Lusk:

Don Miller:

Gary Kantor:

Marcus Lehmann:

Larry Wirtz:



Jeanie B!:

Michael Beck:

Bongo Boy Music Inc.:

Tim Brickley:

Mr. Daniel:

Dorin: Music for Kids:

Jim Gill:

Highland Reign:


Michael Kelsey:

Grey Larsen & Cindy Kellet:

Mrs. Kate:

Leonardo-Music for Kids:

Bryce Mullins:

Musical Conexion:

Pint Size Polkas/Mike Schneider:

Kevin Stonerock:

Thompson’s Tunes:

Yurt Folk:


Puppetry/Marionette Shows

Adzooks Puppets:

Madcap Puppets:

MellyPop! Productions:

Miss Ginger’s Family Fun Entertainment:

Roz Puppets:

Stevens Puppets:


Science/Technology Shows

Absolute Science:

Crystal Clear Science:

Cyberia, LTD.:

Jason Lindsey/Hooked on Science:

Professor Steve’s Amazing World of Science:

Sam Bartlet – Stuntology (science/magic):



Storytellers/Historical Shows

Celestine Bloomfield:

Stories Alive with George Halitzka:


Miscellaneous Performers/Presenters

Balloongenuity (balloon twisting):

Karen Land ( Iditarod musher):

Kasey the Fire Dog (fire safety):

Paul Kelly (juggling/clown):

Pretty Funny Balloons (balloon twisting and face painting):

Professor Tony (juggling & more):

The Rope Warrior, David Fisher (rope jumping):


Adult Program Performers/Presenters

Leslie Goddard – history:

Indiana Landmarks:

Ronald D. Hawkins/RDH Great Stories/Beatles Music and Memorabilia:

Larry Martin’s World War II: In Their Own Words:

Michelle Nichols – astronomy:


Contribute to the list!

Have a performer or presenter you’d like to recommend?  Please submit it via this form.

Please note:

In order to link you to the most up-to-date information about these performers, at this time we only accept performers for the list who have a website.

Submissions are considered to be recommendations by the submitting library; please only suggest performers you have hired or seen and whom you consider to be reliably good performers.  Submissions are only accepted from those working in libraries; we will not accept submissions by the performers themselves.  This website is a collection of library submissions and does not constitute endorsement by the Indiana State Library.

*See a performer who no longer performs in Indiana or whose website needs to be updated?  Notify us at and we will update the list.  Thanks!*