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Matt Sorensen is an emerging puppet artist, theatre performer and director from Saranac Lake, New York. He received his BA in Theatre from SUNY Potsdam and a MFA from the University of Connecticut’s Puppetry Program. 
Matt is proud to have started Camp Pendragon in 2013 (when it was Camp LPCA) with
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Subsequent productions, relocated to Pendragon Theatre, include Little Shop of Horrors (2014), Pippin (2015) and Rags (2016).
Matt has been a company member of Pendragon Theatre since fall 2000, where he directs, performs, designs and creates. Performance credits include:
  Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), The Fantasticks (El Gallo) and Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour).  Other notable roles include: Disney's The Little Mermaid (Ursula), Evita (Che) and most recently in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Shrek the Musical (Pinocchio).
Matt's directing credits at Pendragon include:
Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio, Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, The Little Prince, and in 2015, he and his collaborative team created an original adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen. He has also directed several musicals for Saranac Lake High School and the Community Theatre Players.

Musical Director, Elizabeth Cordes

Elizabeth Cordes has worked with Camp Pendragon for the past three summers. Additionally, she was music director for Pendragon Theater’s productions of Man of LaMancha and Sweeney Todd. She is the vocal music director at Tupper Lake Middle/High School, assistant director of the fall play, and music director for the spring musical, including this year’s Godspell. She has worked professionally as a coach/accompanist throughout New York, Massachusetts, and northeastern Ohio. She and her husband, George, live in Tupper Lake with their two children, Annachristi and Noah.

Choreographer, Terpsie Toon

Terpsie Toon received her early training at the School of American Ballet in New York City as a Ford Foundation Scholarship recipient. She later danced with the Radio City Ballet Company and Rockettes and spent 13 years dancing in musical theatre. Her many tours included Mame, Makin Whoopie, Chicago, No NoNanette, Anything Goes, and on Broadway, Sugar Babies.

Ms. Toon has taught ballet, jazz, lyrical dance, and tap for over 20 years. She earned a BA from Empire State College with a concentration in Dance and Theatre, and her Masters Degree in Dance Education and American Ballet Theater Pedagogy at New York University. Terpsie relocated to Lake Placid, New York to become the Managing Director and Head Instructor at the Lake Placid School of Ballet. Since arriving, Terpsie has choreographed musicals in the Tri-Lakes Region as well as for concert dance. Ms. Toon became affiliated with the North Country Ballet Ensemble as guest choreographer for The Nutcracker in 2010, and is now the resident choreographer there.

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Pendragon Theatre

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