Meet Our Principal Staff

Main Office;

P.O. Box 34225
Reno, NV 89533-4225
Phone: 775-750-4655

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Bringing Organizations and Audiences Together

Impresario utilizes a number of independent contract professionals in the areas of advertising, database management, design, finance, technical performance, facility production, architecture and engineering, market research or many other specialized fields necessary to meet client needs.


Tami Castillo Shelton

Transitioning from pre-med to achieving degrees in theatre and dance, Tami Castillo Shelton has a unique ability to see connections between the arts and other educational disciplines. With her vast experience as a professional dancer, choreographer, musical theater director and arts educator for the past 26 years, this multi-faceted professional's work has been commissioned and critiqued both nationally and internationally.  As a performer, she has worked with many acclaimed choreographers and directors, such as Danny Lewis of Juilliard and Donald McKayle of the Alvin Ailey Company.


For two decades, Tami has instructed students of the arts, age groups spanning from pre-kindergarten to college. Years of working with teachers to learn what is relevant, effective and needed in the classroom helped develop her successful approach to incorporating dance and theatre into all fields of education. Due to her lengthy involvement in mentorship and teaching artist programs, Tami is a recent recipient of the Sunburst Award, given to heroes in Oregon and Washington communities who display exemplary commitment to arts in education. This cumulative expertise makes Tami an ideal teaching artist in the field of dance for the SIETA development program.


Tami Castillo Shelton

(503) 928-0501 (direct)

Client Feedback:


"Over the ten plus years of observing her in action working with all ages--early childhood through adults--she never failed to impress and inspire me. Tami is the kind of educator who can quickly assess and tune into what a learner wants and what a learner needs."


                 Christine Caton

                 Director of Education

                 Young Audiences of OR/SW WA




"People learn from Tami and constantly improve. I have also seen her work in other venues and found her work to be creative, constantly evolving, and designed to bring out the best in others while showcasing strengths that already exist. Tami is intelligent with deep understandings of people and the worlds in which they exist. I highly recommend Tami as a leader and an innovative teacher for learners of all ages."


                 Jim Gutierrez

                 Director of Theatre Programming                  Evergreen School District