The TED Staff

Amateur musicians
With TED-Ed communicator Emilie Soffe as the leading lady, the TED staff puts on a show.

Why you should listen

If anyone tells you you're not going to use that theater degree in real life ... watch the staff of TED prove you wrong. Staffers from all over the company -- TEDx, TED-Ed, the TED Prize and more -- and some friends, paying tribute to our beloved speakers.


Daffodil Hudson, the speaker: Emilie Soffe
Lab Partner: Jordan Reeves
Speaker Coaches: Susan Zimmerman, David Webber, Taneesha "TJ" Jordan
Dancing Speakers: Thu-Huong Ha, Samantha Kelly, Jordan Reeves, ChiHong Yim
Stagehands: Jessica Ruby, Aaron Weyenberg, Martha Estafanos, Lara Press, Boian Filev
Dancing Speaker Heads: Brené Brown, Sir Ken Robinson, Reggie Watts, Jill Bolte Taylor, Amy Cuddy, Elizabeth Gilbert, Hans Rosling, Bill Gates

Lyrics: Samantha Kelly
Music: Mark T Evans
Choreographer: Ryan Migge
Director of Photography: James Lee Phelan
Gaffer/Grip: Kim Spurlock
Assistant Camera: David Russo
Makeup and Hair: Tiffany Bartok
Prop Stylist: Angel Favorite
Xacto King: JC Cheng

Director + Editor: Angela Cheng
Producer: Roxanne Hai Lash
Assistant Producer: Anyssa Samari
Sound Engineer: Matthew Polis

Special Thanks
Ryan Lash
Corey Mohr
Francil Richards
Dian Lofton
Eric Mueller
Oliver Medvedik
James Patten
Keeko the Dog
Hand Held Films
the nice guy who helped us load the truck

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