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.
Born in the faraway paradise of Australia, Bianca is a conservatory-trained actress and singer based in Vancouver. Her work has appeared on stage and screen in the US, UK and Canada. When in plainclothes, Bianca loves weaving magical screenplay tales that entrance audiences, and playing the exotic game of Aussie Rules football. Her experience with children of all ages has made her a firm believer in imagination as a cure for boredom, a tonic for character and a predictor of resilience in young people. She loves bringing treasured fairytales to life!
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!
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.
Jenessa is an actor, writer, producer, director, singer and model best known for her role of Trish Baker on Youtube Miniseries Bistro 86. Working in film & television, theatre, and commercials, Jenessa is represented by Premiere Talent. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre from TWU. Credits include Brigid in the Humans (WRPC), Clarissa in Spiders Web (RCTC), Claire Ganz in Rumors (Beachhouse Theatre), Woman in the Chair in Drowsy Chaperone and Viola in Twelfth Night (SAMC). Jenessa trains and coaches actors at Tricities Film Studio as well as hosts the "Sip and Spark" podcast, which aims to inspire artists everywhere. When she’s not spreading princess magic or swooping her superhero cape, you can likely find Jenessa travelling, snowboarding, blasting Taylor Swift songs or slowly sipping morning coffee.
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Junita Thiessen comes from a small town in northern BC, and moved to Vancouver almost 6 years ago to attend Capilano University. After graduating the Stage and Screen program, she found herself playing a variety of roles in the theatre and on film; including a pirate princess, witches, and many other mystical characters (and some more “mundane” ones too!) Junita has a passion for magic and fairytales, and a child-like spirit with a love for play and storytelling. She cannot wait to jump into her next enchanting role for your party!
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!
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.
Mariana is a bilingual (Spanish/English) interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, BC. She continues to work as a performer and face painter with children, as well as a stage manager in professional theatre. Recent credits include Bard on the Beach with the production of Harlem Duet, rice & beans theatre with Peace Country, Neworld Theatre with Clean/Espejos, and East Van Panto with Alice in Wonderland. Mariana holds a bachelor’s degree in performing arts, and is a proud alumnus of Studio 58.
Natalie TV guest-starred in CW's cult hit series 'Supernatural,' and later appeared in the hit shows, 'You Me Her,' 'Motive,' and 'Loudermilk.' She was also seen in 'The Miracle Season' alongside Academy Award winners Helen Hunt and William Hurt. Her breakthrough role was when she starred as Ria in the musical comedy 'Hit The Road' as a series regular, opposite Jason Alexander. Theatre highlights include her portrayal of 'Sandy' in Grease, 'Jafar' in Aladdin, 'Louisa' in The Sound of Music, and the lead role of 'Ralph' in an all-girl version of Lord of The Flies. Natalie received a BA in Drama and a Minor in business at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She recently launched her music persona as “Frankie Sharp” and dropped her latest song, “Drifter (I’m Sorry)” which can be found on all platforms. She is a competitive athlete and enjoys volleyball, badminton, wake surfing, and snowboarding.
Rachel is a singer, dancer, actress born and raised in Nanaimo, BC. She grew up in a house in the middle of the woods, surrounded by woodland creatures, spending her days playing make-believe. As she got older she found her passion for storytelling through the art of theatre and moved to North Vancouver in 2016 to study Musical Theatre at Capilano University. Since moving to the Mainland, Rachel has performed with theatre companies such as Theatre Under the Stars and Align Entertainment. Rachel has been studying voice for many years and has even competed at the FCMF National Music Festival in 2016, where she placed 3rd in the Musical Theatre category. Rachel describes herself as a child at heart and bringing smiles to little ones’ faces makes her heart soar! She can’t wait to help bring joy to your special day!
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! Selected acting credits include Truffaldino in The Servant Of Two Masters (Beach House Theatre), Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (Beach House Theatre), Grimsby in The Little Mermaid (Align Entertainment) and Butler/Asher in Joseph (Align Entertainment). Steven joined the Pacific Fairytales’ team back in 2016 and loves leaping 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!