Mary Blouin Auffert

Mary Blouin Auffert has a degree in elementary education, costume design, and vocal performance and brings all of those skills into the classroom. 
She has worked in a variety of preschool settings, including working with special needs and autistic children. In addition to teaching at BPCP, Mary teaches circus and clown classes at Xelias Aerial Arts Studio in Northeast Minneapolis. In the summer she can be found at the Midtown Farmer's Market selling the children's and women's clothing she designs through her company, Orange Fishy Design. A professional vocalist, she also serves as the Musical Theatre Director for Unity Children's Musical. Mary has over twenty years of teaching experience and has taught at BPCP since 2006.


Seniz Yargici Lennes

Seniz Yargici Lennes is a dedicated youth specialist with over fifteen years of experience teaching, designing youth curricula, and managing arts integration programs in MN and NYC. She is the founder of Twin Cities Adventure Play, an organization dedicated to creating spaces where all kids can play freely and build creatively, facilitates Playful Perspectives Workshops with parents and organizations throughout Minnesota, and acts as the Director of Teen Programs with HUGE Improv Theater. Seniz is also a founding member of the American Adventure Play Association, serves on the steering committee for the Midwest Play Conference, and works with the US Play Coalition to coordinate play activities for the annual conference in Clemson, SC. When she's not working with youth, she sings wild harmonies in the local indy-pop band, School for Girls. She enjoys coffee, travel, games, being upside down, exploring, and hanging out with her two awesome kiddos. Seniz has taught at BPCP since 2016.