Cheryl Thornton, MFA – Storyteller, Educator & Entrepreneur


  • Master of Fine Arts, New York University (NYU)


  • Co-founder, Chief Content Officer, KapowKidz, Inc.
  • Co-founder, C-Developer, Storyvalues, Inc.
  • Founder, Creativity for Life
  • Founder, Washington Heights Creative Pre School
  • Producer / Consultant, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Performer, Off-Broadway productions in NYC


  • A preeminent international storyteller and performer and educator.
  • A successful entrepreneur with businesses established in Canada and Beijing, China.
  • Co-founder of KapowKidz and Storyvalues, Inc., in Toronto, Canada.
  • Co-founder of KapowKidz, China.
  • Co-developer of Storyvalues, the popular interactive multicultural storytelling program used by over one million educators, students and families in North America and Australia, 2007 – 2015.
  • Creative Content: Developer of original interactive live storytelling performances used in thousands of schools in Canada since 1998.
  • Production and Brand Consultant for CBC Kids’ programming and Kids’ CBC brand.
  • Co-author of CSC approved curriculum (Storyvalues).


  • Live Performances: Cheryl has performed for approximately 320,000 children in schools since 2002.
  • Online Content: Storyvalues / KapowKidz. Since 2007 over 1,000,000 users in USA, Canada, Australia and China.