Amy Culliford – Owner / Performer
Amy is a graduate of the University of Victoria, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, with a specialization in Acting. She founded Enchanted Fables in October of 2014.
One of Amy’s biggest accomplishments was working as a Character Performer in Orlando, Florida for the big Mouse himself. She was nationally selected to participate in the International College Program in 2013, where she was trained in professional entertainment and performed as a Character Performer in all four theme parks.
Amy’s work experience includes being a drama instructor at Kate Rubin’s Drama Studio and Theatre SKAM, where she taught children’s drama/film classes and camps. Amy has also worked as an Instructor and Assistant Instructor at artsREACH, a not for profit organization created to provide high quality visual and performing arts training to young children, regardless of their financial means. She has also volunteered with students in Victoria through the Canadian Improv Games, and worked at an after-school learning centre.
Amy has produced her own theatre work with co-creator Blair Moro under their company Singles Awareness Theatre. Amy remains active in the theatre community throughout Victoria and currently works as the Box Office Manager at Pacific Opera Victoria.
Raylen Lanktree – Manager / Performer
Raylen Lanktree is a graduate of the Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she received an Acting Career Training Program Diploma. She has been involved in theatre since she was 6 years old, and has always had a passion for singing, dancing, and acting.
Raylen received both her babysitting and Standard First Aid Certifications in Sidney BC, where she has lived since she was a child.
She enjoys working with children through hosting birthday parties with Victoria Costumes, performing as Mermaid Rissa, and volunteering as a Camp Host with Scouts Canada. Always captivated by the magic of fairy tales, Raylen brings a bit of “faith, trust, and pixie dust” to all her events. She encourages kindness, courage, and imagination and brings laughter and sparkles every time!
Ciera McGee – Manager / Performer
Ciera is a graduate of Victoria High school, and is currently planning to pursue a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Victoria. She is a freelance actress and artist, and has been involved with theatre from a young age, taking drama classes and actively participating in community theatre.
She has volunteered as a Sunday School leader, helping children learn through acting and improvisation. She has been a Youth Group leader as well, coaching other young adults on how to lead. Improv has always been a part of her coaching process, often leading the youth in improv based games and activities. Ciera is also skilled in costume fabricating and design, and has made each and every one of the costumes she has worn. She frequents sci-fi and comic conventions, and is always seen in something new.
Ciera was raised in Victoria, BC. She has her Standard First Aid, Emergency First Aid, and babysitting certification.
Taryn Yoneda – Performer
Taryn was born and raised in Victoria, BC. Currently, she is a second-year double-major student in Creative Writing and Theatre at the University of Victoria. Taryn’s love for story-telling began with dance. Her background includes thirteen years of RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) training in ballet, as well as additional training in jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. She has since returned to be a volunteer chaperone for her old ballet school, Centerpointe Dance, and loves to work with young, aspiring dancers.
At Mount Douglas Secondary, she was an active member of the dance program, choir, musical theatre program, and improvised acting team. In her graduating year, she was one of two students to receive the Drama Shield Award, honouring outstanding dedication to the Mount Douglas Drama Program. Taryn’s most recent performance credits include Birdwatching (Victoria Fringe Festival 2016, Performer and Choreographer), Hidden People (Phoenix Theatre SATCo, 2015), Goblin Market (Phoenix Theatre SATCo, 2013), and Guys N’ Dolls (Mount Douglas Secondary, 2013, Miss Adelaide).
Taryn is looking forward to entering her first year of the Phoenix Theatre Acting Specialization. In the future, she hopes to immerse herself in the Victoria Arts scenes in every way possible.
Kendra Bidwell – Performer
Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Kendra Bidwell graduated from the Canadian College of Performing Arts Company C program in 2018. Performing has always been her passion and self chosen career path from a young age. She has an extensive music and dance background; from piano to ballet, and accordion to hip hop, the list goes on. Creating and performing are both very important to Kendra, some highlights include; Buddy Holly’s Happy Days with Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Frenchie/assistant music director for Company C’s Cabaret, creating her own ten minute musical Summer of ’63 – A Beach Boys Medley for CCPA’s TD Festival of New Works, and can-canning her way through Love and Business an original production with the Rossland Gold Fever Follies. Kendra is truly a child at heart and believes that there is a little magic sparkle in all of us.
Sophi Murias – Performer
Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Sophi came to Victoria to pursue a BFA in Theatre at UVic. She is currently in her third year. Sophi is very excited to continue her career as a princess, after working at Royal Princess Parties in Calgary since 2015.
Sophi has lots of experience both working with and performing for kids. During the summer, she teaches theatre to kids of all ages at Calgary Young People’s Theatre. She has also worked at an art camp, teaching kids how to paint. Most importantly, she spent two years at Calaway Park, performing in musical theatre productions geared towards a younger audience.
Much of Sophi’s performance experience comes from theatre productions of all kinds. Some of her favourite performance credits include: The Fan, Macbeth, Village of Idiots, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Calgary Young People’s Theatre); Peter Pan (Storybook Theatre). In addition, Sophi has been dancing since 2006, including hip-hop, jazz, and Broadway styles. She also took two years of vocal lessons. Fun fact: she is also fluent in French!
Hailey Fowler – Performer
Hailey is really a “spoonful of sugar”! A recent graduate from the University of Victoria’s theatre program where she specialized in front of house management all while remaining active in the musical theatre community. She is known for performances with Langham Court Theatre (Urinetown, Spelling Bee) and Victoria Operatic Society (Shrek, Mamma Mia). Currently, she is the resident choreographer for Starry Starry Skies Productions.
Hailey is a well-rounded performer – she loves singing, dancing, and acting! Hailing from Vancouver, she trained with Arts Umbrella’s Pre-Professional program on Granville Island. Her ambitious attitude has taken her to study abroad in London with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in 2018.
She believes magic and imagination are very important in a child’s development. When not princessing, you can find Hailey teaching musical theatre classes with Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People. Working with Enchanted Fables is really a “dream come true” – she can ensure a big smile and positive attitude.
Hailey aspires to perform on cruise ships and national tours – hopefully for the big mouse.
Fiona McCormack – Performer
Fiona is proud to be an Enchanted Fables cast member. She was raised on Vancouver Island and has been an active member of the theatre community in Victoria for over ten years. She has always had a love and appreciation for Disney films, her favourite being Brave. Fiona is entering her second year at the Canadian College of Performing Arts, where she’ll be on stage in their production of Disney’s Newsies in April 2020.