'Sesame Street' is 'The Perfect Embrace' for Alumna Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
SEATTLE TIMES -- Using the latest child development research has always informed the content of “Sesame Street” and, increasingly, the data has shown that helping children keep their bodies calm and their emotions in check will benefit their future learning. Muppet performer Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, who performs the fairy Abby Cadabby, among others, holds a degree in child development through the arts from San Francisco State. Previously, she spent years designing programs for kids at risk or in the hospital. “This show is the perfect embrace of everything I’ve ever dreamed of,” she says. “‘Sesame Street’ is (children’s) ‘Saturday Night Live.’”