Donna Marie Todd is a professional storyteller, TEDx speaker, recording artist, singer, writer, teaching artist and retreat leader. She is a multi-faceted artist who delivers perfectly-crafted performances that combine her talents as a speaker, writer, storyteller and singer. The combination of storytelling and singing has earned her the description of “The Singer of Stories.” Currently Donna Marie performs at leading storytelling festivals, corporate events, spiritual retreats, churches, schools and conferences.
A native of West Virginia, she trained in classical vocal performance at the renowned Peabody Conservatory of Music with Metropolitan opera soprano Marilyn Cotlow and now writes and performs a unique combination of original story woven with artful song.
Her talent as a writer lets her deliver a trove of original stories on a wide range of topics. She is also well-known in the spiritual community as a biblical storyteller, and she has served as editor of The Biblical Storyteller Magazine for the Network of Biblical Storytellers, International for almost 10 years.
In Donna Marie’s words,”I want you to feel at home in my stories. I fill them with vivid images of fascinating people and places, beautiful music and laughter — and wrap them up tight with my deep love of people.” This strong connection with her audience has distinguished Donna Marie as an audience favorite who is frequently invited for repeat performances and presentations.
Donna Marie’s professional performing life began at sixteen with Theater West Virginia. She had leading roles for six seasons in both “Hatfields & McCoys” and “Honey in the Rock” She has also acted in regional theater and had the leading role in a 13-part PBS series, “Computerbreak.” Visit her website to learn more and read reviews.
Age Groups: Adult Audiences, Family Audiences, Middle School, Primary, Upper Elementary
Story Types: Bible/ Spiritual/ Sacred, Character Education, Family / Personal, Folk Tales / Fairy Tales/ Fables / Tall Tales, Ghost/ Scary, Healing/ Therapy, Holidays, Humor, Original, With Song
Workshops for: Business / Corporate, Educators, Organizations, Religious Groups, Storytellers