By the time Cheryl moved to Toronto from New York City in 1998, she had a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts and was a seasoned off-Broadway performer, most notably working with playwright Tony Kushner in several of his productions.
She had also founded the Washington Heights Creative Preschool in Manhattan, where she expanded her lifelong love of drama, stories and storytelling into a popular educational and arts program.
After relocating to Toronto, Cheryl wrote, produced and performed for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and appeared on CTV and Rogers Cable.
In 2000, Cheryl combined her performing and educational experience by founding Creativity for Life,' a unique program of interactive storytelling and drama presentations for K-8 schools. Cheryl Thornton curriculum supportive storytelling and drama performances for elementary schools.
Cheryl has since performed in hundreds of schools, for literally thousands of Ontario students. She has also conducted workshops for companies in the United States and Canada that use storytelling as a foundation for improved business communications.