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.
Brandon holds a BFA in Acting from Trinity Western University and has been performing since he was 10 years old. He completed a one year apprenticeship at Pacific Theatre in 2014 and has been in several shows in the Vancouver area, including The Foreigner (SAMC Theatre), Almost, Maine (Northern Lights Collective), The Pavilion (Green Hall Theatre), It’s a Wonderful Life (Pacific Theatre), and Wit (Pacific Theatre). He enjoys acting on the stage especially, because the audience adds so much energy to the performance. He also loves working with kids and is a huge comic book fan, so bringing superheroes to life for children is a dream come true! His favorite superhero is Robin, because who wouldn’t want Batman for a dad??
When Chelsea was a little girl, she dreamed of being a teacher or a princess. Pacific Fairytales has made her dream come true! As an experienced teacher and mother of two little ones, Chelsea hopes her genuine love for children and their families shines through when she is a guest in your home. She is a professionally trained singer and holds her Masters in the Dramatic Arts and Education. She has played the lead role in several musicals, including Pippin and Guys and Dolls. However, her favourite performances continue to be with families at their special events. It is an honour to help create magic alongside you.
Danielle hails from the faraway kingdom of Abbotsford and is currently working as an actor of stage and screen in Vancouver. She nannies with Nannies on Call, lifeguards and teaches swimming lessons with the City of Abbotsford, and runs TREK wilderness summer camp with King Road Church. Danielle is a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley and past apprentice of Pacific Theatre, where she recently produced and performed in The Wolves. Besides spreading birthday magic, Danielle enjoys swing dancing, cuddling her fluffy orange cat, and travelling with her Prince Charming.
Emma began her training in her childhood, when she starred in numerous musicals in her magical hometown of Squamish. She followed that with a diploma at Sheridan College for Theatre Performance. Since graduating she has acted in such TV shows at Suits, Murdoch Mysteries, and Signed Sealed Delivered, as well as the Robert Pattinson movie Life, 5 Hallmark TV movies, and the Disney blockbuster Noelle. She has taught children’s dance classes with WestCoast Dance, is a certified baby-sitter, and has a Bronze Star for teaching swimming and lifesaving techniques. She is also incredibly over-educated in modern K-Pop, Harry Potter trivia, and baking multi-level birthday cakes.
Much like her good friends the Snow Sisters, Jenaya is originally from the cold north, and moved to Vancouver two years ago to pursue her career in acting. She is currently enrolled in her last year of studies at the Capilano University Musical Theatre Program. Like a true princess, she loves to sing and dance her way through the day. Past credits include Assistant Musical Director on The Drowsy Chaperone (Theatre Under the Stars), Thoroughly Modern Millie (CapU Theatre), Mrs. Barry in Anne of Green Gables (CapU Theatre), Chauffeur/Ensemble in Grand Hotel (Arbutus Studio), Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins (Correlieu High School Players), and Ariel in The Little Mermaid (Correlieu High School Players). She has extensive experience working with children as a nanny and camp counselor, as well as teaching for TUTS Summer Musical Theatre camps. Fairytales have always been a very special part of her life, and she feels honoured to be able to bring these stories to life!
After graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada, Kayla returned home to Vancouver where she has been acting professionally in theatre, film and television ever since. She has worked with such companies as Mitch and Murray, Touchstone, Firehall, Seven Tyrants, The Arts Club and three seasons with Bard on the Beach. Selected TV credits include: Supernatural, The Exorcist, Zoo, and Man in the High Castle. Kayla has worked with kids as a nanny and an acting teacher for many years. She also loves animals and works as a professional pet sitter when not acting! Her dream is to adopt 17 rescue cats and to live happily ever after.
Kevin Trumble is an actor/singer from Calgary, Alberta. He began his career performing in community theatre, in shows like The Producers (ensemble), Oliver Twist (Bill Sykes), 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. While completing the 3 year program, 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.
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 completed her acting apprenticeship with Pacific Theatre at the age of 19, and graduated from Studio 58’s prestigious acting program at the age of 22. Kirsty’s recent theatre credits include The Old Curiosity Shop (UP), The Secret Doctrine (SFU), It’s a Wonderful Life (PT) 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, and gaining several pounds a week from the delicious cake you keep giving her.
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 and runs her school’s K-7 drama program, and co-directs the choir. Laura’s favourite fairytale is Peter Pan. She hasn’t made it to Neverland yet, but in the spirit of the story, she’s decided to stay a child and spread magic far and wide!
Matthew Simmons is an improviser, actor, and sound designer from New Westminster. He cut his teeth onstage at Second Storey Theatre in Port Coquitlam. While there he joined Off Key Improv and started creating unscripted musicals on the spot. You can often find him either performing with them on Commercial Drive, or onstage around 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.
Born and raised in Southwestern Ontario, Miranda sparked an early interest in story-telling and performance. Upon graduation from the University of Windsor’s BFA Acting program, Miranda worked briefly in Toronto – giving a critically-acclaimed and award-winning performance as Curley’s Wife in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men – before moving to Vancouver to further her career in film and television. Vancouver stage roles include Mallory Kingsley in The PIT Collective’s City of Angels, Zoe in Laughing Matters Theatre’s Dear Evan Hansen, and the site-specific GLASSJAW. Miranda can most recently be seen playing Izzy Bowin/Devoe on CW’s The Flash. When not acting, she joins the incredible staff at both Lights UP Musical Theatre and Lyrebird Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she teaches drama, voice, and public speaking. When not acting or teaching, look for her running the seawall and mouthing the lyrics to Disney tunes. Miranda is thrilled to bring such magical characters to life with Pacific Fairytales, and can’t wait to share in your little one’s special day!
Nick is an actor, singer, musician and writer; so far he’s played 13 instruments on stage! He graduated from UBC with a BFA in Acting in 2014 and has since been working all over Western Canada. Recently, he played the accompanist to Florence Foster Jenkins (Souvenir, Kelowna Actors Studio), before travelling to Saskatoon to play a lovesick hockey player (Prairie Nurse, Station Arts Centre). He has also done 400 performances at schools all over BC and Alberta with the shows Hamelin (Axis Theatre) and The Birth of the CPR (Canadiana Musical Theatre). Lots of kids come to see the shows in Barkerville too, where he’s spent two summers at the Theatre Royal. When he’s not performing you can usually find him on top of a mountain or somewhere on the ocean. Hope we can make your big day super special!
Quinn Cartwright is a professional actor/singer with almost 10 years of experience performing across the lower mainland (and she has been princessing for 7 of those years!). A recent graduate of Studio 58, she spent her last winter touring the province with Green Thumb Theatre’s Not So Dumb; a school show about kids with learning disabilities. She has recently returned from Chemainus Theatre where she spent the summer playing Sandy in Grease. Other favourite roles include Laurey in Oklahoma (Ovation Nominee- Lead Female) and Meg March in Little Women. She believes in magic and mermaids and always looking for your next adventure.
Ryan is an actor, musician, and producer living in the lower mainland. He has worked with theatre companies like The Arts Club, Pacific Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, Rumble, Theatre SKAM in Victoria, and has regularly appeared in shows at the Vancouver Fringe Festival over the past few years, namely in Hunger Games: The Musical and Die Hard: The Musical-ish. He has also appeared in film and TV roles on shows like Man in the High Castle and movies like the 2018 release of The Predator. He is also active in international humanitarian work, and regularly volunteers at local kids camps and community events that offer supportive community through education, sports and social awareness. He enjoys playing his saxophone and competing in long, strategic board games. Sometimes those things happen simultaneously.
Shannon is a Vancouver based performer, recently appearing in The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet, Ovation Award winner for Outstanding Female Lead 2017) with TUTS, Mary Poppins (Ensemble), Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl), and Mamma Mia! (Ali) with The Arts Club and Anything Goes (Hope) with RCMT. Shannon recieved her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the American Music and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles. Post graduation, Shannon toured Europe on board the AIDA Cruise Lines as their lead vocalist. Between performance contracts, Shannon choreographs and teaches dance for several companies and schools in Vancouver. She adjudicated at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for the Global Dance Challenge. This Christmas, Shannon will be returning to the Stanley Theatre to portray Babette in The Arts Club’s Christmas production of Beauty and the Beast.
Shelby Wyminga is a multifaceted theatre artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Trinity Western University. Some favorite acting credits include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Shadows and Dreams), Gloria in Shelby’s original play It’s A Glorious, Wonderful Life (Morrow’s Lark/Vancouver Fringe), various roles in Still the Kettle Sings (Plan Z Theatre), Feste the Fool in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (TWU), and Margot Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank (TWU). When she isn’t onstage, Shelby can often be found behind the scenes designing sets and costumes and coaching actors in accents and dialects. Shelby is currently a company apprentice at Pacific Theatre where she has alreadu assistant directed The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe and will be performing in A Prayer for Owen Meany, before producing and starring in a female led production of Shakespeare’s Henry V in association with Stone’s Throw Productions in June 2019.
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 massive Harry Potter nerd who ardently wishes for her very late Hogwarts letter.
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 of course here at Pacific Fairytales! He has performed with several companies including Align Entertainment, Beach House Theatre, and Theatre Under The Stars. His most notable credits to date include: Grimsby in The Little Mermaid (Align Entertainment, 2017) Butler/Asher in Joseph (Align Entertainment, 2016), Narrator/Billy-The-Bully/Zeus in Miss Electricity (Beach House Theatre, 2018) Arlequin in The Commedia Tales of King Arthur (Beach House Theatre, 2017), and Wolfie in Aesop’s Fables (Beach House Theatre, 2016). He loves witnessing the joy in children through his work at Pacific Fairytales, and believes every child should have the opportunity to experience true magic. Steven believes a child’s pure playful self is the best of the best, and he always believes in the magic they provide.
Steven Simpson is a graduate from Trinity Western University – where he was seen in shows such as Comedy Of Errors, Copenhagen, SMASH, Twelfth Night, The Diary of Anne Frank and The Drowsy Chaperone. Steven has also worked as an Au-Pair in Australia, as a substitute teacher, and his sweet tooth keeps him on a constant lookout for all things sugary. When not on the stage, Steven loves to craft, play music and bake, all of which is interspersed with random bouts of dancing! Steven loves to celebrate, and dressing up to help others celebrate is a dream come true.