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Aardvark adventures®
is a Family Entertainment  business which features 
      • magic, 
      • storytelling, 
      • puppets, 
      • balloon sculpting, and 
      • face painting.   

We can supply Santa Claus, Halloween Witch Hazel, or the Easter Bunny.  In addition to Yona Chock’s broad background of telling tales to audiences of all ages, she is a professional magician, clown, puppeteer, face painter, balloon sculptor, and American Folk Dance caller/prompter/teacher. She brings these additional skills to her storytelling,  making each presentation unique.

Yona has taught classes and workshops at City & County Recreation Centers, Senior Centers,  University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s Outreach College,  Fort Lewis College (Durango CO), and as an Artist-in-the-Schools (now called Artistic Teaching Partner; this program was discontinued due to State budget constraints a decade ago) for Hawai’i’s schools.  She has lectured on magic, clowning, and storytelling subjects at conventions, conferences, and clubs. 

She coordinated and taught the free magic classes which the Hawai'i Magicians Society (International Brotherhood of Magicians, Ring No. 185) had sponsored from 2004-2012 at the Kalihi-Pālama State Public Library, 1325 Kalihi Street, Honolulu 96816.  Each class covered a different aspect of magic (this program was discontinued in 2013).
 
Yona has been a columnist for the  Laugh-Makers and  The New Calliope magazines, and is the author of The Magic of Clippo,  Kitchen Magic, and  Boost Your Magic with  Balloons.

Yona has performed at the White House,  Talk Story storytelling festivals,  New Mexico Native American pueblos,  World Magic Seminar,  M/V Norwegian Star;  and  churches, temples, schools, and libraries throughout Hawai'i, the mainland, and Europe.


Yona Chock may be contacted by calling her at (808)234-5262 or by e-mail



 For your ENTERTAINMENT and EDIFICATION

 WORLDWIDE TALES

HAWAIIAN LEGENDS

SPOOKY STORIES

TALL TALES

HUMOR *  MYTHS

TRUE EXPERIENCES

FROM HER LIFE AND TRAVELS

AROUND THE WORLD

 


Member of the


Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. (Magic Castle) 


Clowns of America International, Inc.  (COAI)     
 Member of the original Clowns of America
Clowns of Aloha, Alley No. 354 (founder-member, and past president)
former member of the Kapitol Klowns. COAI Alley No. 6, Washington DC

Hawai’i Arts Alliance 

  •  
  • Moonlight Storytellers
    charter member
    Coordinator, after the retirement and departure from Hawai'i by
    Victoria (Vicky) G. Dworkin,  the founder and coordinator of this informal storytelling organization                                                            
    Na
    tional Storytelling Network
      (NSN)

                                                                    Society of American Magicians  (SAM) 
                                                                                                            Jimmy Yoshida Aloha Assembly  No. 89

                                                                 Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators   (SCBWI)











[top two photos by Pacific Photo Company (James Makizuru); bottom photo by Mary Ann Changg]                                                                (Revised August 5. 2016)


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