Stacey Gordon is a professional puppeteer and puppet builder from Phoenix, Arizona. She owns and operates Puppet Pie, a puppet building studio located in the downtown Phoenix arts district. Stacey has the honor of performing one of Sesame Street’s newest friends, Julia, a curious 4-year-old girl with autism.
Stacey began her journey with the autism community in 2001 as a habilitation specialist. In 2010, her son was diagnosed with autism, and her journey continued. She uses her personal experiences as a habilitation specialist and mom to bring Julia to life in an authentic, respectful, and loving way.
In addition to her work on Sesame Street, Stacey teaches puppetry to a neurodiverse audience at Puppet Pie and at events across the country. She is an alumna of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Puppetry Conference and serves on the board of directors for the Puppeteers of America.