Our Instructors

I am a professional, traditional storyteller. My specialty is bringing stories to life with fun, energy, and passion. One of the ways I do that is by delivering my stories in character. My personas come from a wide variety of cultures including Celtic, Norse, Western, and more. And one of my most requested characters is Santa True: the storytelling, singing, FUN Santa.

Santa True (Robert Seutter) has more than 25 years of professional storytelling experience. And he loves making folks smile with his singing, storytelling, and truly interactive style. Santa True is a real-bearded Santa, professional Santa with a background check and insurance. He is also a member of several prestigious Santa organizations such as FORBS, IRBRBS, and others.

As an instructor, Robert Seutter has been coaching performers throughout the Southern California area for more than 20 years. He brings a wealth of skills and experience to his classes and workshops in an engaging and fun experience for all participants.

Santa True instructing in California, January 2018

Cat Ellen, aka “Mrs Santa True,” is the editor and brainstorming partner, as well as an instructor on specific topicsĀ at Christmas Performer Workshops. She brings over 40 years experience from both on-stage and back-stage as a musician, singer, performer, and actor, as well as professional experience in publishing, courseware development, training design, and teaching. She has been supporting an active Christmas Performer from the back-office and social media support, as well as developing training content designed for this unique industry for over five years. She is also a trained dance instructor, specializing in a group format improvisational technique that appeals to dancers of all ages, sizes, and abilities. It is this unique dance experience she brings to Movement for the Christmas Performer, as well as the needs of older performers or those just learning to incorporate the physical demands of the Christmas season into their own training.

Santa’s Lead Elf