Antonio Rocha

Antonio Rocha

Antonio Rocha, born and raised in Brazil, began his career in the performing arts in 1985. In 1988 he received a Partners of the Americas grant to come to the USA to perform and deepen his mime skills with Mime Master Tony Montanaro. Since then he has earned a Summa Cum Laude Theater BA from USM (University of Southern Maine) and studied with Master Marcel Marceau. Mr. Rocha’s unique fusion of mime and spoken word has been performed from Singapore to South Africa and many places in between including 16 countries on 6 continents. Some of the venues include The Singapore Festival of the Arts, Wolf Trap, The National Storytelling Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Institution, The National Geographic, The Tales of Graz in Austria, Dunya Festival in Holland as well as many other Storytelling Festivals and educational institutions around The USA.

Antonio has three very entertaining and educational award winning DVDs, a picture book and a few awards including the coveted Circle of Excellence Award by the National Storytelling Network.


  6 Cliff Rd, Gray, Maine 04039


207 329 0849


Program description

Crossroads presents lessons for successful living, cultural understanding and respect for all through well crafted stories from around the world. With rich imagery, realistic sound effects and exquisite mime illusions, this culturally diverse presentation not only entertains but also educates students, from elementary to MS. The program can feature works from different parts of the world or focus on a particular one. Antonio encourages teachers to express their students educational needs before the visit so that he can tailor each performance to the particular needs of each group. He also adapts the program to discuss issues such as transition into middle or high school, learning about good decision making and stress management. Antonio Rocha’s presentation is nothing short of a good motivational speech through amazing stories and compelling characters.

Booking / scheduling contact

Antonio Rocha


Program detail
Artistic discipline: Literary Arts, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: African, American, Asian, European, Latino, Middle Eastern, Multicultural
Program type: Assembly/Performance
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Kindergarten
Subject: English, Language Arts, Literacy, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Fall and Spring depending on school and artist availability. The Storyteller lives in Maine and will add schools in consecutive days in order for travel expenses to be be charged.

Available times:

Mornings and Afternoons.

Length of program: 45 to 50 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

I need a clean space or stage with a quality sound system so that I can plug in the mic I travel with.


Gym or stage.

Fees / Ticketing:

Fees: $800 for a single show ,  $1,200 for a back to back in the same school and $1,400 for three programs.


NC Standard Course of Study:

SL2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. Through storytelling and mime (stories through movement), the students learn how communication is a combination of several items. During my presentation they are receiving information through movement, speech, song, tone and gesture.

L3: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening. During my storytelling presentation students are exposed and learn how body language is so important in defining meaning to what is spoken.

SL.2.4 Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent and complete sentences. Through the stories I present, the students learn how to develop and apply their own storytelling skills both in the classroom and at home.

NC Essential Standards:

2.L.1 Understand animal life cycles.

2.L.1.1 Summarize the life cycle of animals including: • Birth • Developing into an adult • Reproducing • Aging and death. When I perform the pantomime of the life cycle of a caterpillar, the kids learn how to perform it. This piece integrates science straight to their gesture and muscle memory. It is a visual and hands on experience, using story through movement.

3.G.1 Understand the earth’s patterns by using the 5 themes of geography: (location, place, human environment interaction, movement and regions). In my CrossRoads program, I tell stories from around the world and teach several


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

If the show is cancelled after the contract has been signed, the artist requires 50% of the fee.
The artist will travel from Maine to your area and has to incur travel expenses which are already included  in the publish fees. The artist fee is at block booking  discount and in order for it to keep at this cost, the artist much organize the school in consecutive day with a minimum of three days.