e’re so glad you found us. My name is Kirsty and I’m the founder and owner of Pacific Fairytales. It’s hard to believe that this dream of mine has turned into over 500 events a year!
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 boxes into spaceships, or searching through wardrobes for the entrance to Narnia. 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 Neverland tucked away in their back pocket, every gown we design has that tiny extra detail that only a child might notice. 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. It’s the children who breathe life into our Fairytale. Together, we bare our souls in the course of a few hours, and leave forever changed. That is why you are sometimes moved to tears during a sacred moment; 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.
We have the privilege of working with some of Vancouver’s best professional actors and musicians who have graduated from some of the most competitive programs in the country. We think their bio’s speak for themselves, so click below to learn more!
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.
BRODIE KYLE KLASSEN
Brodie came from the small town of Logan Lake to pursue the joy of live performance in Vancouver. He is a graduate of Capilano University’s Musical Theatre Program, and has since been performing in various productions throughout the Greater Vancouver Area. Favourite past roles include: Sparky in Forever Plaid (First Impressions) Josh in 9 to 5 (CapU Theatre), Joseph, Bert, and Charlie in It’s a Wonderful Life, and Otto Kringelein in Grand Hotel (Arbutus Studio); and Phoebus in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Secondary Characters). Brodie also has experience teaching musical theatre for children and has enjoyed many a summer running and working in kids camps. Tales of fantasy and adventure have always been cherished by Brodie and now he gets to delight in sharing them with you on your special day!
Once upon a time in the mystical faraway kingdom of Vancouver Island, a little girl who had been singing since before she could speak dreamed of being a mermaid. She danced around the local stage and quickly fell in love with the magic of live theatre. This amazing adventure also took her to the National level for sprinting for 5 years! She spent a lot of her time coaching young athletes in track and field. Casey journeyed to the big city 4 years ago and recently graduated from Capilano University’s Musical Theatre Program. She has taken part in a multitude of productions, perhaps her most memorable playing ‘Anne’ in Anne of Green Gables. Casey is thrilled that her childhood fantasy has become a reality, and she is so grateful to share in the magic of your special day! Dreams really do come true!
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.
Kevin Trumble is a local actor/singer originally from Calgary, Alberta. He began his career performing in community theatre. Acting credits include The Producers (ensemble), and Rocky Horror Picture Show (Brad) for Front Row Centre. He went on to do White Christmas (ensemble), The Hobbit (Elf King), and Lord of the Flies (Roger) for Storybook Theatre. Kevin moved to BC in 2017 to attend the Acting for Stage and Screen Program at Capilano University. Since graduating the 3 year program in April 2020, he continues to work as an actor and model in film and television; however, his all time favourite job is donning a cape every weekend and entertaining children all over the Lower Mainland with his super skills. He looks forward to fine-tuning those superhero skills at your next big event!
Kirsten is a strong believer in the magic of fairy tales, imagination and creativity. So much so, that she took that to post secondary, and in 2019, graduated from Sheridan College with her Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance. Along with her previous work as an enthusiastic performer with companies such as Western Canada Theatre, The International Children's Festival, Peninsula Productions and Theatre Sheridan, she has also worked with children in the community as a dance and glee camp instructor with SFU Camps, previously princess-ing around the lower mainland, and currently as a dance teacher at Vela Academy of Movement and an elementary daycare leader. She feels so fortunate to be part of a team dedicated to creating magic and memories, and cannot wait to help make your party as magical as possible!
Kirsty is the owner and founder of Pacific Fairytales. She has worked with children for over 15 yrs as a private nanny and daycare teacher, as well as teaching voice and speech at Viva Voce Speech Arts Studio, and acting programs at Pacific Theatre and Bard on the Beach. She is a Studio 58 graduate and past apprentice of Pacific Theatre. Theatre credits include The Old Curiosity Shop (UP), The Secret Doctrine (SFU), It’s a Wonderful Life (Pacific Theatre) and Dancing at Lughnasa (Peninsula Productions). Kirsty performed in one of the winning films in the Crazy 8’s Festival, participated in the Arts Club Actors’ Intensive, and recently produced her own scripts Once Upon a Princess (Pacific Theatre) and He Roars (Vancouver Fringe). She is currently working on a series of children’s books.
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.
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.
Taylor grew up in a small village in northern Alberta. However, she always wanted more than this provincial life. With a dream in her heart, she was accepted into the Theatre Performance and Creation program at Red Deer College. Since graduating from the program, Taylor has performed in multiple plays, musicals, and TYA shows across the provinces. Along with her training in theatre, she also has a long history of working with children of all ages. She has had the privilege of working as a Child Development Assistant, a Dance Instructor, an Acting Teacher, and a Daycare Worker. There is nothing that brings more joy to Taylor’s heart than working with children and bringing the magic of fairytales to life. She is so grateful to work with such an inspiring company and community here in Vancouver. She can’t wait to party with you!
Valeria is a Peruvian-Italian multidisciplinary artist and educator born in Lima, Peru. A graduate of Capilano University, she has collaborated with theatre companies like Electric Company Theatre, Rumble Theatre, Bard on the Beach and Pacific Theatre, while simultaneously working on screen. She works as a Teaching Artist at Bard on the Beach, Carousel Theatre for Young People, Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools and North Van Arts, as well as the Communications and Outreach Coordinator at the Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Coalition (CALTAC). Valeria is very passionate about teaching storytelling in all its forms and prioritizes creating a safe space for everyone to express themselves. She is so grateful that she gets to live out her dream of playing a princess, surrounded by the loveliest people!