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Torie Ambers  graduated from Midview High School and JVS in 2012.  Torie joined Sharon's Signers in 2018. She played Maurice in Beauty and the Beast, and the Queen in Frozen, a Fairy in Second Star to the Right, Lucy in Charlie Brown Christmas, and a Wicked Step-sister in Into the Woods. In her spare. Torie loves learning sign language and hanging out with her friends at sign choirIn her spare time, Torie enjoys signing, coloring, arts and crafts, playing games, soccer, cheerleading, going to the movies with her friends and family and having sleepovers with her friends.

 

 

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Isaiah Connell is employed at The Learning Farm in Amherst, OH.  He graduated from Elyria High School in 2018.  He signed with Sharon Svette at EHS during his junior and senior years.  He joined Sharon's Signers in the fall of 2019.  He played Floyd in Charlie Brown Christmas, and Cinderella's Squirrel in Into the Woods. David loves his friends at sign choir and work.  He enjoys listening to Christian music all day long!

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Alyssa DeAngeles is 28 and she is employed at the Murray Ridge Production Center.  She graduated from Lorain High School in 2012.   In 2017 Cory Svette invited Alyssa to join sign choir. Since joining she has played Anastasia in the 2017 Christmas Show, the Enchantress in Beauty and the Beast,  the Angel in Frozen, a fairy in Second Star to the Right, Marcy in Charlie Brown Christmas, and Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods. Alyssa enjoys learning new signs, singing, and making new friends at sign choir.  In her free time Alyssa enjoys Kung Fu, Hip Hop, Special Olympics, and Cheerleading.

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Cody Grizzell is 29 years old.  He graduated from Perkins High School in 2011 and from Ehove in 2013. Cody is hearing impaired and uses ASL as his first language. He joined Sharon's Signers in 2018. He played the Troll King in Frozen, a pirate in Second Star to the Right, Rerun in Charlie Brown Christmas, and Jack in Into the Woods.  Cody loves signing and hanging out with his friends during sign choir.  In his spare time he enjoys Boy Scouts, basketball, disc golf, going to the movies, and spending time with his girlfriend, family, and friends.

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Taylor McCray is 19 years old. She graduated from Horizon Science Academy in 2021. She's currently studying to be a preschool teacher.  She joined Sharon's Signers in 2019. Taylor enjoyed signing with Cory Svette when she was a camper at Camp I.D.E.A.S.  She played a fairy in Second Star to the Right, Sally in Charlie Brown Christmas, and Rapunzel in Into the Woods.  is Taylor’s first show! In her free time Taylor enjoys hanging out with sign choir friends and watching Netflix.  She also loves reptiles!

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Katrin Miltenberger is 21 years old. and a full time college student majoring in psychology.  She graduated with her Bachelor's in Psychology from Cleveland State University in May of 2021.  Katrin is currently employed as a substitute teacher with Elyria City Schools.   She’s has been involved with sign choir for the past 6 years, playing Elsa in 2015 /2018 Frozen, Mother Nature in The 2015 Christmas Show, Glinda in Wicked, a train passenger in Polar Express, Zazu in The Lion King, Rapunzel in The 2017 Christmas Show, Ensemble in Beauty and the Beast, Elsa in Frozen, Wendy in Second Star to the Right, and Cinderella in Into the Woods.  Katrin  met  Sharon Svette while working at Camp I.D.E.A.S. and was invited to join sign choir in 2015 when Sharon started the community sign choir.  Katrin enjoys attending live theater, traveling, and volunteering with children.  Katrin’s favorite part of sign choir is performing. 

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Andrew Nord graduated from Elyria Catholic High School in 2018 and with his Associate of Arts from Lorain County Community College in 2021. Andrew worked with both Sharon and Cory Svette at Camp I.D.E.A.S.  over the past several summers.  He joined Sharon's Signers in 2018.  Andrew loves everything about sign choir! He played Kristoff in Frozen, a Lost Boy in Second Star to the Right, Shermy in Charlie Brown Christmas, and Rapunzel's Prince in Into the Woods.  In his spare time Andrew enjoys playing the guitar and signing.

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Matt Nord is a full time college student at Lorain County Community College.  He graduated from Elyria Catholic High School in 2018.  Matt worked with both Sharon and Cory Svette at Camp I.D.E.A.S. over the past several summers.  Matt joined Sharon's Signers in 2018.  He played Chip at our fall performance of Beauty and the Beast, Olaf in Frozen, a Lost Boy in Peter Pan, Snoopy in Charlie Brown Christmas, and Prince Charming in Into the Woods. He joined the leadership team in 2019. Matt enjoys learning new signs and hanging out with his friends at sign choir.  In his spare time Matt enjoys watching movies, writing, and playing card games.

 

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Darius Nejadfard is 27years old.  He’s a 2013 graduate of Elyria High School.  He began sign choir with Sharon Svette in 2011 at Elyria High School.  Darius has played several different roles in sign choir including Kristoff in the 2015 Frozen show, The Little Drummer Boy in The 2015 Christmas Show, The Cowardly Lion in Wicked, a drummer in Polar Express,  Pumba in The Lion King, Tarzan in The 2017 Christmas Show, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, and Sven in Frozen, Michael in Second Star to the Right, Woodstock in Charlie Brown, and Milky White in Into the Woods.  Darius enjoys signing and hanging out with his friends during sign choir.  He enjoys collecting and watching DVDs, visiting libraries, bowling, and going on sign choir outings.  Darius enjoys using various communication apps on his iPad in order to communicate with his friends and family.

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Christopher Wiles is employed at Burger King in Wellington.  He’s a 2006 graduate of Elyria High and LCJVS.  Chris signed with Sharon Svette at Westwood Middle School. His favorite shows with Sharon were his holiday performances.   Chris joined Sharon's Signers in 2019.  He has played a lost boy Star to the Right, Linus in Charlie Brown Christmas, and The Giant in Into the Woods.   Chris enjoys spending time with the sign choir members and performing.  In his free time Chris enjoys crafts, yardwork, music, drawing and spending time with  friends.

 

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Jessica Wiles is a 2002 graduate of Firelands High School and LCJVs.  Jessica join Sharon's Signers in 2019. She played a pirate in Second Star to the Right, Peppermint Patty in Charlie Brown Christmas, and The Giant's Wife in Into the Woods. Jessica enjoys socializing and performing with the sign choir.  In her free time she enjoys crafts, cooking and baking, music and spending time with her boyfriend, family, and friends.

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Elna Wright is a 2016 graduate of Elyria High School.  Elna began sign choir with Sharon Svette during her Freshman year of high school. She has been signing for seven years.  She has played several roles including the Conductor in Polar Express, Nessa Rose in Wicked, Moana in The 2017 Winter Show, Rafiki in The Lion King, and Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, and Elsa in Frozen. Elna enjoys speech therapy, Youth Challenge, and attending St. Mary’s Church.  Elna is a huge Cavs, Indians and Browns fan.  She loves hanging out with her friends, family, and her dog Snickers.  Elna enjoys traveling; she’s visited many interesting places including Sweden, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Croatia, and Vatican City. 

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David Zsigray is employed at The Learning Farm in Amherst. He graduated from Elyria High School in  1998. Sharon Svette was David’s elementary school teacher.  He joined Sharon's Signers in 2019.  He has played several roles including a pirate in Second Star to the Right, Charlie Brown in Charlie Brown Christmas, and Cinderella's dad in Into the Woods.  David loves learning sign language and spending time with his friends during sign choir.  In his free time he enjoys wrestling and music.