Our Actors

Aerhyn

Aerhyn Lau

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.

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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!
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Casey Heyd

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!
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Danielle Klaudt

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!

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Jenaya Barker

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.

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Kevin Trumble

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!
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Kirsty Provan

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

Laura Luongo

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

Matthew Simmons

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

Merewyn Comeau

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).

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Shelby Wyminga

Shelby is an actor/designer/producer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Trinity Western University. Credits include Cariboo Magi (Far From The Tree Productions), Henry V (Stone’s Throw Productions), A Prayer For Owen Meany (ETC/Pacific Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Shadows and Dreams), and Still the Kettle Sings (Plan Z Theatre). In 2019, Shelby founded Far From The Tree Productions with her sister Joelle. Shelby has always loved working with young people and spent 5 fun-filled summers volunteering as a camp counselor while in high school and university. She has been a part of the Pacific Fairytales family since Fall 2016 and thinks of this job as her 6-year-old self’s dream come true. She is also a dedicated Harry Potter nerd and proud Slytherin who ardently wishes for her very late Hogwarts letter.
Steven

Steven Masson

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.

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Stephen Thakkar

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!

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Taylor Pfeifer

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!
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Valeria Ascolese

Valeria Ascolese is an artist of Peruvian and Italian descent born in Lima, Peru who works in Film/TV and theatre. She speaks and performs in fluent Spanish, Italian and English and hopes to learn even more languages! A graduate of Capilano University, theatre collaborations include work with Rumble Theatre, Bard on The Beach, Pacific Theatre/Stone’s Throw Productions and CapU Theatre. In her Art, she explores the complexities of identity and culture while unapologetically celebrating her own roots. She has worked with children for over 5 years and is an instructor at Lights Up Musical Theatre School and Lyrebird Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has dreamed of being a princess ever since she was a little girl and she is thrilled to bring magic to children all over the Lower Mainland.