Shara teaches French to our little Birdies, and uses a lot of movement in her classes because she’s also a dancer. She’s looking forward to boogie-ing with you!

  • Name: Shara Stranovsky
  • City, country you are from: Summit, NJ
  • Name of college and what you studied: Middlebury College (BA): Creative Writing, Dance, and French; UCLA: Culture and Performance Studies with a speciality in Lusophone dance and music history). (MA and PH.D.)
  • How/Why is your work at BB meaningful to you: I grew up learning French at a young age, and it planted the seed for later becoming trilingual and able to perform around the world!
  • Favorite adult band/singer in the language you teach: Yelle and Edith Piaf
  • Your special way of getting the children’s attention or unique teaching technique: Sporadic silly dance moves!
  • One reason why you think learning a foreign language is important at a young age: Learning a language at a younger age helped shape me to become a “global citizen” not only by being able to connect with people worldwide, but also by encouraging me to develop a sense of endless curiosity about sounds, pronunciations, grammar and cultural differences–all of which can be applied to other aspects of life!
  • Favorite part of a BB class: The audible mix of hearing students and parents giggle simultaneously with singing in another language!



Sarah Farzam, Bilingual Birdies Founder & Spanish Teacher
Sarah Blackburn, Bilingual Birdies French Teacher
Solange Prat, Bilingual Birdies Spanish Teacher
Paloma Muñoz, Bilingual Birdies Spanish Teacher
Malcolm March, Bilingual Birdies French Teacher
Silvana Salazar, Bilingual Birdies Spanish Teacher
Sylivan Tam, Bilingual Birdies Mandarin Teacher
Catalina Piedrahita, Bilingual Birdies Spanish Teacher
Kenny Baracaldo, Bilingual Birdies Spanish Teacher
Berta Moreno, Bilingual Birdies Spanish Teacher
Marilyn Castillo, Bilingual Birdies Spanish Teacher