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Meet our Magical Fairytale Family!

Hi, I'm Loni  M.

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I've enjoyed dressing up as characters ever since I was a little girl. My heads always been in the clouds and I've surrounded myself in the world of art, imagination and fantasy. I had been working behind the scenes as a makeup artist for the past 25+ years, having not one clue that I would one day be living my dream portraying a variety of cartoon characters. I started my acting career working for a princess party company in 2013 and have put my heart into it ever since. I also have worked as a special needs assistant teacher for Benicia Unified School District, & I am the creator of Magical Health Coach.

Hi, I'm Adam S.

Hi! I’m Adam. Ever since I was younger, I enjoyed acting. I graduated from an actor’s training program to refine my craft. I have been in countless musicals and plays, most often landing leading roles. I have a great deal of experience with film acting as well. One of my strong suits is improvisational acting, and I’ve been in an improvisational acting troupe since 2009. As a current  substitute teacher of Fairfield-Suisun Unified & past Special Needs educator, I have worked with kids of all ages. I am always thrilled to bring smiles to peoples’ faces, whenever I perform.

Hi, I'm Deanna B
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I am currently a college student studying fashion design at The University of Cincinnati, when I’m in school I work behind the scenes to create magic for all of you. I’ve been performing my whole life, playing roles including Velma (Chicago) Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Margaret (Carrie), and Val (A Chorus Line). I’ve been working with kids for years as a nanny, teacher’s assistant, and camp counselor. Several years ago I started doing character events and kids parties and immediately loved it. Seeing the smile on people’s faces when they see their favorite character always brightens my day, so I am thrilled to be a part of this cast bringing joy to kids.

Hi, I'm August W

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Working as a character has been a dream job of mine since I was young. I love performing and providing a fun experience for both the kids and adults. I was involved in my high school theater program and I was previously in college working towards a degree in musical theater. I plan to go back within the next year. Some of my favorite roles have been being a swing for Into The Woods and Arlie from Getting Out.

Hi, I'm Teslay M

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Teslay started her career as a mascot character, where she discovered that she had a knack for making children and adults alike smile! She was prompted to join My Once Upon  a Time by a fellow cast member who worked with her as a mascot and she is very grateful for the opportunity to live out her princess fantasy! Teslay is currently training as an EMT and plans to go into paramedics; she hopes to always keep a sprinkle of pixie dust in her pocket and a smile on her face! 

Hi, I'm Alec H

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Hi I’m Alec Home. I’ve performed with various theater groups over the past six years, namely the Peter Pan Foundation, and I like being able to express myself through any character I can connect with. I am excited to be a part of the My Once Upon a Time team so I can further my passion within this group of talented individuals.

Hi, I'm Emma W

I’m currently a student at University, majoring in Communications and Media Studies and minoring in Graphic Design.

I have been working in child care off and on for the past seven years, caring for children between the ages of three to twelve. I use what I’ve learned from my past work experience and apply it to each event I attend. At each event, I strive to create a fun and engaging experience for all attendees, young and old.

It wasn’t until my senior year of highschool that I embraced my flare for the dramatic, and began performing in theater. In college, I continued this passion, both performing in several plays and taking various acting classes. I’m an experienced singer, a well versed actor and an ameateur acrobat.  

I love being a part of My Once Upon A Time because it brings so many of my passions together. Working as a cast member has been the accumulation of so many of the things that I enjoy in life, whether it be acting, or bringing joy to a child’s day.

Hi I'm Lovisa L

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I've been dreaming of portraying fairytale characters I admire since childhood. Making costumes since 2011 it was an excellent creative outlet for all my favorite hobbies, (sewing, painting, crafting, sculpting and modeling.) But my favorite part is getting to share the wonder and joy that with meeting your fictional hero in real life. I am so thrilled to be working with My Once Upon a Time to make every special event a little more magical. 

Hi, I'm Erin B

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I've been performing characters for children's parties for the past 5 years, and it's such a dream come true! I've also done on-stage performance with Lyric Theatre and UCSD, on-camera acting with Lucky 9 Studios and 373 Media, and voice acting for Stanford Medicine, Marmalade Media, Court Jester Productions, and Fluffy Cloud Syndrome. I adore cats (especially my little black cats Zoe and Ella), computer programming, mathematics, circus arts, and linguistics!

Hi, I'm Ellie R
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When I was 10, I used to watch “how to become a Disney Princess” videos under the covers late at night. I’ve always had a great connection with little kids of all neurodiverse spectrums as well as a performing background in musical theater. To say this job is perfect for me is an understatement. Singing is one of my favorite things to do, and nothing’s better than a good Disney song. I’m a highschool student in the Alamo/Danville Area and part of the Starlight Theater Company located in Martinez. If I had to pick a princess to best represent me I would choose Belle. She’s intelligent, courageous, soft spoken, and has a heart of gold. Those are all the qualities I live by and strive to strengthen in these years of young adulthood.

Hi, I'm Marco G

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Marco was actually bitten by a spider when he was a kid so naturally, he is our Solano Spider-hero! Marco has been cosplaying for over 10 years. He takes his super hero job very seriously and never breaks out of character or takes off his mask. As a healthcare professional, Marco is all about giving back to the community, and making families smile! He is a father of  2, and enjoys spending time with his cosplay family.

Hi, I'm Chris L

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I absolutely enjoy acting. I have been part of stage productions and concert bands since I was a child. I also love seeing the bright smiles of all the children as well as people of all ages when we come out and give our best performance every time we go out, not only because it’s what we do, but because we love to do it. I take inspiration from the characters I love and from the portrayals of stage and movie actors, voice actors, and of course the theme park performers that completely embody the characters they play. That is why I love being part of a company that shares the passion of the magic we bring. Our audience makes us, and that is the magic that we feel and bring back to them all.

Hi, I'm Jessica D

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Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always enjoyed entertaining people and dressing up as different characters, especially anime. 

I’ve been doing acting since I was thirteen years old and have been working non-stop ever since, mostly doing film. I enjoy getting immersed into a character and love challenging myself with different roles I take, even when I do the uncomfortable. 

Now, I am currently attending a junior college and majoring in ASL-English Interpreting and I’m very good at juggling my work and school schedule around, when need be. 

Since joining My Once Upon a Time, I’ve met some of the coolest cosplayers/cast members I’ve encountered. I am so glad to be a part of this wonderful community of people!

Hi, I'm Charlie W

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Hi, I’m Charlie! I’m a college student studying American Sign Language, and I’m working towards my AA in ASL Interpreting/Deaf Culture. I’ve always loved playing dress up, singing, dancing, and acting, and I started to really get into cosplay and costuming when I was fourteen. I worked as a princess when I was a teenager, and it was one of the most rewarding things I ever did! Being able to combine my love of music, theatre, and costuming into working as a princess brings me so much joy, and I’m delighted to be back in business as a part of My Once Upon A Time!

Hi, I'm Mark S

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Mark Silver is an award-winning actor and singer. He has been working in musical theater since 1981 in California and Oregon. Favorite roles include Beadle in Sweeney Todd, The Baker in Into the Woods and Santa in Elf The Musical! He currently portrays Santa for My Once Upon a Time.

Hi, I'm Rachael T

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Hi, my name is Rachael Tang and I have been in the face paint and family entertainment industry since 2017. I am very fortunate to be able to incorporate several interests into my life. In addition to being able to work with kids and feed my creative/artistic side as a professional face painter, I also work at a veterinary hospital with aspirations of being accepted into veterinary school. Fun fact: Prior to completing my B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Zoology, I obtained an Assistant Teacher Certificate with an interest in teaching preschoolers.

Hi, I'm Jaime P

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Hi I’m Jamie, I have been cosplaying/dressing up since 2019! I am in the Bay Area and love to go to Comic Conventions. I dance with the Benicia High Dance Team and am currently taking ASL classes at DVC. I aim for positivity and fun when dressing up!

Hi, I'm Emma C

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Hi, I’m Emma Chiappe! Ever since I was a little girl I have always loved Disney, and working as a character performer is a dream come true! I am a high schooler based in the East Bay Area and I have been performing in musical theater for 4 years. One of my favorite hobbies is volunteering with my theater company to mentor young children and help them put on a great show. I always strive to leave a positive impact on those I interact with and nothing makes me happier than bringing some magic to a child’s special day!

Hi, I'm Jordyn F

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Jordyn has performed extensively throughout the Bay Area and Southern California. At age 12, Jordyn competed on the television show "X-Factor", and holds the title of the youngest contestant in the show's history. Jordyn has worked with many Bay Area theatre companies and has taken guitar and performance lessons from the Lead Singer of Boston, David Victor. By professionals in the industry, Jordyn has been compared to being a mix of Ann Wilson and Stevie Nicks, which to Jordyn, is one of the biggest compliments she has ever gotten. In addition to music, Jordyn has also worked in TV/Film and on various cast albums and recording projects. Jordyn, a recent BFA graduate from CalArts, enjoys spending her time spreading magic with the Peter Pan Foundation by playing several beloved characters for Children’s Hospital and Make-A-Wish.

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Hi, I'm Karin W

Hi, I’m Karin! I’m a recent college graduate with a BA for Transfer in Theatre Arts and Costuming. I’ve always loved playing dress up, singing, dancing, and acting, and started cosplaying when I was 13. I helped create a beginner princess company when I was a teenager, and I fell in love with character performing! From styling magical hairdos, to sewing ball gowns, to helping make magic at parties and events, I love everything about working with this wonderful company. Seeing the look of wonder on the faces of children both young and young at heart when they see their favorite character is the magic that makes me feel truly fulfilled.

Hi, I'm TJ C

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Hello, my name is TJ. I'm a stay-at-home father of  5.  I'm a nerd and kid at heart and I love seeing the happiness characters bring in children. I am so happy to be a part of the My Once Upon a Time fairytale family as not only do I get to enjoy doing what I love but I also get to work with friends that share the love of cosplay.

Hi, I'm Jaceyna G

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Born in San Francisco, California, Jaceya Greer has always had a passion for the performing arts. With a long history of musical theater, Jaceya has been a part of over 15 productions and worked behind the scenes of many more, including MTI's new works showcases Oliver and Drowsy Chaperone at the Junior Theatre Festival, as well at Disneyland for their 100th birthday. In hopes of putting many smiles on faces, Jaceya Greer hopes to pursue the entertainment industry for years to come.

Hi, I'm Brittany S

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Greetings and salutations, fellow friends and fiends. My name is Brittany, but you can call me Bazzinga, your maiden of mystery and mayhem. I take great joy in working with my fellow  mystical travelers, from this realm - and beyond. You’ll usually find me behind the scenes - the phantom of the keyboard, the wrangler of artists; even the time keeper of chaos. You’ll know me well and not at all. Pray our words remain jovial, or else I may have to bring down the mayhem, instead of the magic. You have been warned. 

 

P.S. Always tip your bartender.

Hi, I'm Sadie S

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Sadie is a kind person who has had lots of experience and loves working with kids and loves performing! Sadie has been acting since she was 5 , babysitter for over 4 years, & an intern for kids for over a year. Her most recent roles include: Go to hell, Kitty/Roxie’s double-Chicago, Kitty-Freaky Friday, Cinderella stepmother, Cinderella mother, & Granny-Into the wood Jr. Sadie has been waiting a long time to join the My Once Upon a Time fairytale family and looks forward to spreading magic with her friends that also work for the company.

Hi, I'm Abigail L

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Hi, my name is Abigail and I am currently a musical theatre major at Napa Valley College. I have been performing in musicals and plays since I was in middle school. I have portrayed numerous characters such as Glinda (The Wizard of Oz), Belle/Le fou (two different productions of Beauty and the Beast), Lilith (She Kills Monsters), Karen The Computer (Spongebob Squarepants the Musical), and many more roles. I have vast experience in singing, dancing, and acting, and I can figure skate. I was an acting intensive major at Interlochen Center for the arts for two summers and attended Broadway Evolved winter intensive. I also have lots of experience working with kids as I have interned for children's theatres, been a camp counselor, and have been in charge of watching numerous kids while their parents were busy. I've always loved dressing up and Halloween has always been my favorite holiday because of the costumes. I love embodying characters and I would love to bring magic to people of all ages through My Once Upon A Time.

Hi, I'm Hunter R

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Has been performing in theater arts since age nine. As well as directed various shows as a youth drama instructor. Very passionate in sharing improvisation, comedy, and the performing arts across all ages. He is very excited to work with My Once Upon a Time.

Hi I'm Deena F

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Hi, I'm Alana R

I am excited to work with My Once Upon A Time. I have worked with The Peter Pan Foundation, playing characters, performing in their shows and helping with costumes since 2018. I have my BFA in theater and worked as a professional actress/singer until an injury led me to retire. Today I teach theater in the Pittsburgh and Lafayette school districts K-8th grade. I love working with kids, and helping them find their creative spark! I am also a licensed make-up artist and I face paint too. Some of my favorite jobs are ones where I get to work with my daughter Jordyn, who is also a character performer.

I'm Alana, I'm from Orinda California. I attend the University of Denver and have been involved in musical theater and acting since I was 7. I love to sing and dance and look forward to working with My Once Upon a Time!

Hi, I'm Morgan R.

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Morgan Rotenberry is based in the Concord Bay Area. She has performed and volunteered with groups such as the Peter Pan Foundation where she has taken on a variety of different characters. Morgan describes herself as an "all-around artist" with her training as an advanced ballet dancer, a singer, an actor, painter, sculpter, and various other forms of art. She is passionate about performance and is pursuinga career in the world of performance, theater, and art in college.

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