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.
Ava was born and raised in the lower mainland, and grew up on her family’s magical farm, tending to the animals and trees. She would sing to her furry friends daily, just like Snow White. Ava has always loved to sing, and her mother would tell you that she sings more than she speaks. With a strong background in vocal studies, Ava has had the privilege of performing and starring in many musical productions, and has had several acting and voice over opportunities. She is represented by Premiere Talent Management, and is a current student in the Capilano University Musical Theatre program. Ava has a passion for working alongside children, and has volunteered as a camp counselor, and previously babysat for many years. Just like her dear friend Rapunzel, Ava’s got a dream! She hopes to touch the Broadway stage one day. Ava believes that we all must have courage, and be kind. She loves fairytales with her whole heart, and cannot wait to be a part of your magical day.
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.
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 Sharp was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, and developed a passion for performance when she was just 2 years old. After guest starring on Supernatural, You Me Her, Motive, and Loudermilk, Natalie departed for Los Angeles to pursue a BA in Theatre, and a business minor at Loyola Marymount University. Her career gained momentum after she landed Miracle Season, working alongside Helen Hunt, William Hurt and Erin Moriarty. Immediately after, Natalie starred in the musical comedy series, Hit The Road, playing “Ria,” the daughter of Jason Alexander, and the lead singer of the series. After graduating from University, Natalie continued in TV gaining recurring roles on FOX’s Beverly Hills 90210, The CW's The Flash (playing fan favorite villain “Sunshine”) and the upcoming Amazon Prime limited series, Wilderness (from the producers of Fargo). Natalie is also busy in the music studio as she goes by Frankie Sharp, creating cinematic music, and beautiful melty vocals. She currently splits her time between Vancouver and L.A.
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.
Sunny has performing as a competitive dancer since the age 10, and enjoys performing for crowds of all ages. Sunny’s talents have taken him all over Canada as well as internationally, performing in cities like Copenhagen, Warsaw, Los Angeles, New York and Las Vegas. Sunny is currently training for Film and TV as an Actor and Dancer. He has performed in multiple music videos, and most recently appeared on the hit TV series Riverdale (CW). He is a dancer with the BC Lions, and is extremely good at sprinting an entire football field inside of a mascot costume. You can find him on instagram as roarythedancing_lion.
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!
After completing his education at the College of Arts, Faculty of Choreography in 2012, Yulien went on to graduate from Rivno State Humanitarian University. During his student years, Yulian showcased his talent and versatility by working at the State Philharmonic and the Bukovynian Song and Dance Ensemble in Chernivtsi. He then embarked on thrilling adventures across the globe, performing at Lotte World in Seoul, South Korea, and Jeju on the picturesque island of Jeju. Yulian also had the privilege of working with Tui Cruises as a principal dancer. Moreover, he showcased his artistry in Hualien, Taiwan as a dancer in Farglory Ocean Park. Fluent in Romanian, Ukrainian, Russian, and English, he effortlessly connects with people from different backgrounds and embraces the richness of diverse cultures. Yulian's ability to work harmoniously within a team, coupled with his sense of responsibility and creativity, has earned him a reputation as a dedicated and reliable professional.