Esther Ouray has created worked locally, regionally, and internationally as a performing and teaching artist for over 30 years. In the capacity of puppeteer, actress, director, choreographer, and dancer, she has performed with many theatre companies in the Minneapolis area. Among them are Illusion, Interact, At the Foot of the Mountain, and Barebones. Esther is an associate artist with In the Heart of the Beast Theatre and a company member of Zamya Theater. She has been the recipient of grants from the MN State Arts Board, Jerome Foundation, Rimon, MRAC, Puffin Foundation, and Arts on Chicago.