Raven Kaliana
Puppet Maker/Puppeteer
Theatre Maker
Workshop Facilitator

Puppet Making/Puppetry
Skilled in constructing tabletop puppets, shadow puppets, marionettes and body puppets, Raven Kaliana designs and builds bespoke characters for the stage.  She spent many years puppeteering for Folkmanis Puppets, the world's leading puppet maker.  She earned an MA at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Theatre Making
Raven directs Puppet (R)Evolution, which combines puppetry with actors for theatre and films aimed at adults, such as Hooray for Hollywood and Fragile/Sacred. 

Photo credit: (c)2013 Roy Robinson

Puppet: (c)2013 Raven Kaliana

Photo Credit: (c)2008 Cereinyn Ord
Puppets: (c)2008 Raven Kaliana

Raven Kaliana teaches workshops for adults, teens, and children on making hand puppets, sitting puppets, shadow puppets, and on the use of puppetry for biography, autobiography, and communication. 
An advocate for children's rights and children's safety, she founded Outspiral in 2011.  Outspiral utilises puppetry to facilitate social change around human trafficking and child sexual exploitation.  She has presented at United Nations events in Geneva and New York, Oxford University, New York University, and has contributed to research for policy change to advocate on behalf of trafficked people in the UK.
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