Frances McElroy

McElroy began her career as an independent filmmaker in 1991, when she founded Shirley Road Productions, an award-winning nonprofit independent production company in Philadelphia. She is especially drawn to subjects that relate to the arts, community development and social change, often with an international perspective. Recent production credits include Ballycastle, a documentary she produced and directed, which tells the story of Stuart Shils, a Philadelphia painter of Jewish heritage whose infatuation with a remote Irish village changed his life. The film won a 2004 CINE Golden Eagle Award. An Angel in the Village, a documentary McElroy produced about Chinese-born community-based artist Lily Yeh, premiered nationally in 1999. It received a regional Emmy Award, First Prize for Documentary Excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists, Greater Philadelphia Chapter and a Gabriel Award.

Before becoming an independent filmmaker, McElroy was director of program development and an Emmy award-winning producer/director at WHYY Philadelphia. Her credits include Philadelphia's Ed Bacon, a documentary about renowned city planner Edmund Bacon, and Who is Red Grooms?, a documentary about the beloved American artist. In 1987/1988, she directed INPUT 1988, the International Public Television Screening Conference.



María Teresa Rodríguez

Rodríguez is an award-winning producer/director whose work has screened both nationally and internationally. She is drawn to subjects that explore family, memory and community, often in a cross-cultural context. Her previous work includes Under New Management, which was commissioned by WYBE's Philadelphia Stories, and From Here to There/De Aquí a Allá, which received First Place for Short Documentary at the XVII International Film Festival of Uruguay, played at the Smithsonian Institution and was acquired by WGBH Boston’s La Plaza. Rodríguez also directed six half-hour programs on literature and the arts for GED Connection, a PBS educational series. She has facilitated community media projects through Scribe Video Center and is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.

Production Credits

Producers / Directors
Frances McElroy & Maria Teresa Rodriguez

Ann Tegnell

David Sarasti

Additional Videography
Juan Nuevo
Maria Teresa Rodriguez

Sound Recordists
David G. Rainey
Juan Nuevo
Andy Wenrich
Diego Javier Figueroa
Emily Zeitlyn-Morillo

Elio Villafranca

Iris Blanco

Ole Mathisen

Benna Shelanski

Maura DiBerardinis

Bass Violin
Matthew Roberts

Production Assistant
Teresa Sicard Archambeault

Additional Production Assistance
Dan Kelly
Julia Lima
Natalia Rodriguez
Anita Schillhorn van Veen

Enrique Sacerio Gari

Title Design & Motion Graphics
Stefanie Sixt
Andrea Bitai

Music Recording & Mixing
Mike Marciano
Systems Two

Off-line Editing Facility
Video/Film Associates

On-line Editing Facility
Hall Media Productions Inc.

Color Correction
Rob Giglio
Modern Video Productions

Sound Mix
John Baker
Maja Audio Group

Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP
Corey Field

The Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Legal Services
Innes Smolansky

Music Research
Dianne M. Garyantes

Additional Music
Pyotr Il’ich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor / London Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Telarc International Corporation

Incidental music selections courtesy of
Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet
Ballet Nacional de Cuba
Escuela Nacional de Ballet
Escuela Nacional de Artes

Archival Materials
U S National Archives
Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archive
Instituto Cubano de Radio y Television
Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematograficos

With Special Thanks to
Alicia Alonso
Ahmet (Ricky) Alvarez
Barbara Attie
Jessica Breen
Cindy Burstein
John Cantrill
Ann de Forest
Craig Dick
Chris Emmanoulidis
Zoila Estrada Font
Lazara Herrera
Cheryl Hess
Jose Antonio Jimenez
Valerie Keller
Jose Llanes
Louis Massiah
Linda Mintzer
Sharon Mullally
Ben Ortiz
The Pendleton Family
PIFVA Inkind Subsidy Program
Jorge Rodríguez
Rosemary Rodríguez
Jay Senker
Paul Shannon
Julianne Skudris
Ernest C. Tedino
Susan Tomita
Wendy Weinberg
Ken Winikur
Fernando Alonso
Barbara Alvarez
Cara Biasucci
Linda & Janet Burke
Lois Carrozza
Margaret Diaz Padilla
Peter Dobrin
Tatyana Featherman
David Haas
Mercedes Herrero
Glenn Holsten
Ron Kanter
Dr. Tatiana Kudrjavcev
Eugene Martin
Ministerio de Cultura, La Habana
Fabiola Mora Hernandez
Michael O’Reilly
Bruce Pearson
Pew Fellowship in the Arts
Sherone Rabinovitz
Paul Rodríguez
Esaú Ruiz
Suzanne Sennhenn
Anula Shetty
Barbara Strogatz
Temple-West Family
Marta Vitorte
Laura White

With Very Special Thanks to
Margarita de Saá White & Ramona de Saá Bello

Funding for MIRROR DANCE was provided by

The National Endowment for the Arts
The Philadelphia Foundation
The 5-County Arts Fund
The Montgomery County Foundation

MIRROR DANCE is produced by Shirley Road Productions and Pata de Perro Productions for the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB)

This program was produced by Shirley Road Productions and Pata de Perro Productions
which are solely responsible for its content

C. 2005 Shirley Road Productions & Pata de Perro Productions All rights reserved