Nancy Shapiro-Pikelny is a teacher, storyteller and ‘oral archaeologist’ who uncovers and brings to the stage, narrative layers of history, folktales and family legends. Her stories come from Jewish life in Eastern Europe to the Middle East, her ancestors’ immigrant experiences in America and her original work. Nancy has performed at schools, libraries and community events, including the National Storytelling Festival Exchange Place, Piccolo Spoleto, the Chicago Jewish Folk Arts Festival and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

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Nancy Shapiro-Pikelny