Key Crew Bios

Charles Fernandez

Charles Fernandez began composing for television and film in 1989. He has composed for television series such as Disney’s Little Mermaid; Disney’s Aladdin; Universal’s Casper Cartoon Series (For which he received two Emmy and one Annie Nomination); Disney’s Doug; and Disney’s 101 Dalmations.

Among films he’s written for are Doug’s 1st Movie/Disney; Aladdin III/ Disney; All Dog’s Go To Heaven II/MGM; Aladdin and the King of Thieves/ Disney; All Dogs Christmas Carol/MGM; Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein/Universal.

His debut CD, Music from the Ballet “The Statue” and Other Works for Orchestra has received favorable reviews in GRAMAPHONE and FANFARE.


Chris Stacy as Mr. Durga.
Not Chuck. Chuck wears pants.

Swany & Bill
Swany and Bill discuss dance moves,
personal hygiene.

Mark "Swany" Swanhart

Swany began his dance studies at 7 years old in his home-town of Vinco, PA and furthered those studies at Point Park College of Pittsburgh. Swany made his professional debut with the James Kelley Choreography project, then performed with Deeply Rooted Dance Chicago, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago among others. Swany then turned his focus to theater and joined the first national tour of Fosse.

Knowing his true calling was choreography, Swany moved to LA where he found his first choreographic job on Baz Luhrman’s La Boheme. Since then, Swany has choreographed music videos (Grammy Award winning Mas Y Mas), films (Disney’s Tinkerbell and the upcoming dance film Kid Bang), and national commercials (Office Max’s Rubberband Man).