Creative Team

CHARLES YURICK

Creator, Producer, Video Design

Charles is an award-winning filmmaker with a lifelong passion for classic rock music. He has produced, directed, and edited numerous TV spots, promos, and documentaries, and has created media and strategic marketing campaigns for such iconic brands as IBM, AT&T, Ford, and Coca Cola. His TV editorial credits include the It Must Be Love opening ceremony music video for the 2009 and 2010 US Open Tennis Championships, broadcast promos for CBS-TV’s fall lineup and the 50over50 campaign starring John McEnroe.  Charles’ documentary credits include Elder Grace, Elder Wisdom and the 2011 release of Never Stand Still – Dancing at Jacob’s Pillow, which made its broadcast premiere in 2013 on the PBS series Great Performances.

NANCY PARIS

Creator, Choreographer

Nancy’s extensive dance background includes training at The Juilliard School, American Ballet Theater, and The Martha Graham School.  She was a leading performer in Canada’s Contemporary Dancers and the Rod Rodgers Dance Company of New York, and was featured in production shows at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe and Cafe Versailles in NYC. Nancy has performed and taught internationally, was guest artist of the Mexican government for an International Modern Dance Festival in Mexico City, and has taught at leading dance academies in Stockholm, Osaka, Toronto, and Montreal. In 1992, Nancy began her work as a choreographer creating shows nationwide, including special projects for Harrah’s Atlantic City, The Mirage Las Vegas, and industrial shows for Pepsi International, Maybelline, Estee Lauder, Diageo, and GE.

PAUL GUZZONE

Musical Director

Paul is an award-winning composer for advertising and corporate events, as well as a performing songwriter and producer in commercial music. His song “I Will Carry You,” co-written with Mike Greenly and covered by dance artist Shara Strand, was a Top 25 hit on the Billboard dance charts in 2013. As bass player-vocalist for The Bacon Brothers band, Paul has performed with them around the world and on The Tonight Show, Prairie Home Companion, and other major broadcasts. He has also backed the legendary folk artists Tom Rush and Tom Chapin, and he has produced albums for The Bacon Brothers, Aztec Two-Step, and numerous other bands and singers. Paul has several solo releases including Dancin’ Room, which received critical raves and airplay on major East Coast rock stations, and the recent Chasing the Moon with “sonic textures, wry narratives, catchy hooks and songs that draw you in.” (Get Ready to Rock, UK)

MARY ELLEN BERNARD

Creative Consultant

Mary Ellen has diverse performance, management and writing experience. With her husband Paul Guzzone, she owns Triple Z Music, specializing in music for corporate events. She toured on the acoustic music circuit, opening for such artists as Richie Havens, Tom Paxton, and John Sebastian. Her three CD’s (Point of Departure, Coney Island Mojo and Bus Stop) received reviewer praise and airplay around the country. She is currently developing a theatrical song cycle inspired by memories and historic stories from her native Northeastern PA. She has also been a founding member of a small non-profit theater company, a promotional writer at Simon & Schuster publishing, and a promotional consultant for the non-profit arts education organization Magic Box Productions.

MARK RUBINSKY

Producer

Mark has produced major events for Canon, IBM, AT&T, Northern Telecom, American Express, McDonald’s, Nike, Ford Motor Co., Toyota, Pfizer and Novartis.  His experience as an executive producer includes launch meetings, recognition events, senior management meetings and ground-breaking celebrations.  Recently Mark produced and co-directed a live multimedia play as part of the Alexander Hamilton exhibition at the New York Historical Society in Manhattan.  Mark also serves on the board of the American National Theater.

MARK KELLER

Associate Producer

Mark is President of Keller Monash Productions, a production company that has been involved in presenting Broadway stars in concert throughout the United States for the past fifteen years. Mark also produces corporate special events and conventions and is a member of the Actors Equity Association, Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, The South Florida Theater League and The Carbonell Awards.