Artistic Director

Pam Arciero

Pam Arciero

Pam Arciero is a principal puppeteer with Sesame Street and Between the Lions, performing numerous characters, most notably Grundgetta Grouch and Leona Lion, respectively. She has worked on many adult and children's programs including Lomax: The Hound of Music, Blue's Clues: Blue's Room, Chappell's Show, Allegra's Window, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, TV Funhouse, Oobi, Eureeka's Castle, and The Great Space Coaster. She has performed in many commercials and films, including commercials for Zappos, Fuze, and Angel Soft, and the films Sundance Myths, Sundance Film Festival: Extreme Measures, Little Monsters, and Follow That Bird.

As a stage director, she directed Iftah Ya Simsim - Sesame Street Saudi Arabia, Elmo's World Live, Oscar's Big Game Show, Gotta Dance, Bird's Beach Party for Sesame Place, Play with Me Sesame Live, and Disney's Wahoo Wagon at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles.

Pam directed the film Whiskey Neat, and she has also directed Between the Lions and Oobi for television. Pam has taught for the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, the University of Hawaii, Sesame Street International, the University of Connecticut, and California State University, Fresno. She holds an undergraduate degree in Drama from the University of Hawaii and a master's degree in Puppetry from the University of Connecticut.