We’re so glad you found us. My name is Kirsty Provan and I’m the founder and owner of Pacific Fairytales. It’s hard to believe that a tiny bean sprout of an idea has turned into 500+ events a year! I would love to say it was all Faith and Pixie Dust, but so much of it is owed to my incredible team (you can read about them below), and of course, YOU! So thank you for entrusting us with your special day.
Children have always had a very special place in my heart. Growing up in a big family, our home was always full of play and imagination; be it turning giant sized boxed into spaceships or searching through wardrobes for the entrance to Narnia. I was blessed and privileged to come from a home that encouraged creativity and independent thought; no idea was too big, no question too small. Perhaps that’s why it’s no surprise that I ended up here, running a company that thrives on thinking outside of the box. Every single one of our performers has a little piece of Wonderland tucked away in their back pocket, every gown we design has that tiny extra detail that only a child might notice. The grownups won’t quiz us about our friends or ask to see our shoes, but a child always will. They know what’s real and what’s not, so we better be authentic. I think that’s one of the things we do best here at Pacific Fairytales: however much we are here to serve you (the grownup), you’re not our primary focus. I don’t think this whole magic thing could work if you were. Truth be told, we are great at what we do, but it’s your child that takes a great Fairytale and breathes life into it. It’s the child who sits on the edge of the group in silence and by the end of the party they are reaching for our hand and chatting away; or the child who almost faints when their hero walks out of their storybook and into their living room. It’s the child who takes their Holiday mail to Show and Tell and talks about “my friend” in such a tangible way that suddenly the magic is real. And together in some beautiful dance that we don’t quite understand, we bear our souls in the course of an hour or two and leave forever changed. That is why you find yourself crying at a party; it isn’t us, not really. We just shine a light on the magic that’s already right there in your home. And goodness are we Blessed by it just as much as you.
Aerhyn has been wowing audiences in musicals and children’s theatre around Vancouver and all across the country since 2004, as well as providing voices for video games. Most recently, he’s been a part of two touring Theatre for Young Audiences shows in Baking Time (Presentation House Theatre) and Raven Meets the Monkey King (Axis Theatre), as well as having recently returned from Regina, Saskatchewan as a part of the SaskExpress touring company. He has spent the better part of the last 10 years teaching hip hop and musical theatre to students between the ages of 5 to 22, and was the resident choreographer for the Eric Hamber Secondary musical production. Aerhyn also enjoys recording his Tune-Up Thursdays acapella covers, anything that involves food (cooking and consuming), cycling, and playing volleyball.
Danielle hails from the faraway kingdom of Abbotsford and is currently working as an actor of stage and screen in Vancouver. You may have seen her onstage recently with Pacific Theatre, Rumble, Classic Chic, United Players or Realwheels Theatre. She is a long time nanny, lifeguard/swim instructor, and Camp Director of TREK wilderness adventure camp. Danielle is a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley and past apprentice of Pacific Theatre, where she recently dipped her toes into the world of producing with The Wolves. Besides spreading birthday magic, Danielle enjoys swing dancing, cuddling up with her fluffy orange cat and a good book, and travelling with her Prince Charming. She is a firm believer in play and imagination and can’t wait to make your little one’s dreams come true!
Much like her good friends the Snow Sisters, Jenaya is originally from the cold north, and moved to Vancouver in 2016 to pursue her career in performing arts. She is a graduate of the Capilano University Musical Theatre Program, with a background in music and voice. Like a true princess, she loves to sing and dance her way through the day. Credits include work with Theatre Under the Stars, URP, First Impressions Theatre, Fabulist Theatre, and CapU Theatre. She has extensive experience working with children, having worked in both British Columbia and Ontario as a camp counselor, children’s music director, and babysitter. Fairytales have always been a very special part of her life, and she feels honoured to be able to bring these stories to life! Stay hydrated, stay humble.
Laura has over 15 years of both classical and musical theatre voice training, and has been acting and singing on stages all over the lower mainland for much of her adult life. Proud moments include working as a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and winning ‘Best Original Song’ from Theatre BC – which she both wrote and performed nightly for the festival production Home Fires. When not on stage, Laura loves to be in the classroom. She is a full time elementary school teacher who also runs her school’s K-7 drama program, and co-directs the choir. Laura’s favourite fairytale is Peter Pan, and she is a firm believer in the spirit of the story; although everyone gets older, the choice to grow up belongs to us! She looks forward to celebrating your special day with a bit of faith, trust, and pixie dust.
Matthew Simmons is an improviser, actor, and sound designer from New Westminster. He cut his teeth onstage at Second Storey Theatre in Port Coquitlam. He frequently performs unscripted musicals with Off Key Improv on Commercial Drive, as well as appearing all over the Lower Mainland in everything from scripted musicals, to radio plays, to Shakespeare. Past credits include It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play and A Christmas Carol: On the Air (Pacific Theatre), End of the Rainbow (Ace Productions), The Hunger Games musical trilogy (District 13 Presents), and A Few Good Men (First Impressions Theatre), as well as sound design for Honky Tonk Angels, and Cyrano (First Impressions Theatre). Matthew was the creator and host of the Improvised Vinyl Cafe, and is overjoyed when he gets to spend his weekends as a Jedi knight.
Merewyn Comeau is a professional musical theatre performer who lives and works on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqeum, & Tsleil-Waututh First Nations in Vancouver, B.C. A graduate of Capilano University’s Musical Theatre program, her primary focus is in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) and bringing Indigenous stories to the stage. On weekends, you can find her sprinkling fairy dust and crowning new princesses. She enjoys concocting culinary creations in her kitchen, befriending friendly dogs, and making a difference in the lives of young, little ones. Select credits include: Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”(Carousel Theatre), Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish (Axis Theatre), Les Filles du Roi (Urban Ink/Fugue Theatre), and Sedna (Urban Ink/Caravan Farm Theatre).
Graduating from Capilano University’s Acting for Stage and Screen program in 2015, Steven has been performing in Theatre for Young Audiences, plays, short films, musicals, and here at Pacific Fairytales! Acting Credits include Grimsby in The Little Mermaid (Align Entertainment) Butler/Asher in Joseph (Align Entertainment), Narrator/Billy-The-Bully/Zeus in Miss Electricity (Beach House Theatre) Arlequin in The Commedia Tales of King Arthur (Beach House Theatre), and Wolfie in Aesop’s Fables (Beach House Theatre). Steven joined the Pacific Fairytales’ team in 2016 and loves swinging in to celebrate your special events. He believes every child should have the opportunity to experience real magic, and feels privileged to bring fun and joy to kids all across the Lower Mainland.
Stephen is an adventurer hailing from the faraway kingdom of Oakville, Ontario. He moved to Vancouver in September of 2019 to pursue his career in music/acting and spread magic and joy to people with his art. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Musical Theatre Performance from Sheridan College, and thus, anything with singing and dancing brings joy to his heart. Some past professional credits include: The Dreamcatchers & The Voices of Canada (The Charlottetown Festival), Perogies for Breakfast (Theatre in the Raw), Into The Woods and Kiss Me Kate (Theatre Sheridan). Stephen is an avid skier, and volunteer Young Life Leader in Vancouver. The only thing better than being a superhero is bringing that magic to the homes of young children and grown children alike, all over this amazing City!