About Our Founder
Barbara EL Wilson is a graduate of Howard University’s Drama Department, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and has also taught at the Duke Ellington School for the Performance Arts. She is an accomplished actress, comedienne, playwright, author and storyteller and has performed throughout the Washington metropolitan area and the East Coast.
She has performed storytelling workshops for the Girl Scouts of America, and the Outreach Children’s Theatre Company’s touring production of The Golden Journey and Interact, a children’s touring production throughout the Washington metropolitan area. With this rich blend of theatrical talents, Ms. Wilson brings to the art of storytelling a unique fusion of improvisation, movement and comic overture. She has worked with celebrity artists such as Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, and Patti Labelle.
She is a dedicated and committed performer and delights audiences wherever her path may lead her. Ms. Wilson founded Sugarfoots in 1992, a company which designs cultural soft-sewn rag dolls, created in the three natural shades of Cocoa, Ginger and Cinnamon. In 2009 she debuted Sugarfoots Performing Arts Summer Camp; geared for ages from 5 through 13. She has authored three children’s book which are adapted annually into a stage production for the performing arts camp. She has been featured in The Washington Post, numerous local news broadcasts and thrice in Essence Magazine.
- Boys & Girls Club Sponsored “National Kid’s Day – 2002” Arts and Crafts Director
- Capital Children’s Museum
- Girl Scouts of America
- Jack and Jill
- Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington
- Early Childhood Development Centers
- Beacon House
- Public/Private Schools
- Margaret Schweinhart Senior Citizen Center
- AARP Corporate Headquarters
- Turning The Page
- The Baltimore National Aquarium
- National City Christian Church; Artistic Director, Youth Waves Summer Camp 2005-2006
- Houston Children’s Museum
- Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum