Meet the Chicago Kids Company Staff
Co-Founder, Executive Producer
Paige manages the business, marketing, advertising and design. She is also the Composer & Lyricist, and created all the choreography.
Co-Founder, Artistic Director
Jesus was raised both in Illinois and Puerto Rico, and studied Theatre at Joliet Junior College and Lewis University. He co-founded Chicago Kids Company way back in 1992, and has created the colorful design of every CKC production. (It’s Jesus’ voice you hear right before every performance reciting the “rules”). He has created every costume, every set piece, and every prop, in addition to writing the script for every show. Jesus is a Jeff-Award winning Costume Designer and has designed costumes for The Marriott Theater in Lincolnshire, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Circle Theater in Forest Park, St. Ignatius High School, Music Theatre Works, and Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater in Grand Lake, Colorado.
Jesus writes the scripts, directs the shows, designs and builds the costumes, scenery, and props
Angi grew up in central Illinois and discovered her love of theater while at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana. While teaching English in South Korea, she served on the board of directors of two expat theater companies as their resident stage manager. Angi moved to Chicago in 2016 to focus on her theater profession where she has worked with a variety of companies. She has been working with Chicago Kids Company since 2017.
Angi stage manages our productions on the north side, helps manage our productions, and is one of our friendly voices when you call into our box office.
Box Office Manager
Russ grew up in Northwest Indiana where he fell in love with theatre at a young age. He studied theatre and telecommunications at Ball State University. While in Muncie, IN, Russ taught children’s theatre and starred in many productions at Muncie Civic Theater! You may remember seeing him in CKC productions of Rapunzel, Chicken Little and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!
Russ is one of our friendly voices when you call into our box office.
Director of Education
Amy is a former CKC performer known for her leading roles in Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical, Cinderella and the original cast of Rapunzel among others! She is a music teacher in a private K-8 school and regularly directs young artists in musicals all across Chicagoland. Amy and her husband Matt reside in the Western suburbs with their daughter Callie.
Amy creates the curriculum, leads and directs all of our classes and summer camps and generally loves being around budding talent!