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, where she taught children’s drama/film classes and camps for three years. Amy also works 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 newly formed Singles Awareness Theatre Company. Their troupe performed a completely improvised courtroom drama Improv On Trial at the 2014 Victoria Fringe Festival, and a sketch comedy and improv piece You Had Me at Improv at the 2013 Victoria Fringe Festival. Amy remains active in the theatre community throughout Victoria.
Performs as: Snow Princess, Mermaid Princess, Glass Slipper Princess, Tinker Fairy, Wonderland Girl, Fairest Princess, Tower Princess
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!
Performs as: Snow Queen, Snow Princess, Princess Beauty, Fairest Princess, Tower Princess
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.
Performs as: Snow Princess, Mermaid Princess, Fairest Princess, Tower Princess
Laura-Jane Wallace –
Laura-Jane is currently attending the University of Victoria with a double major in Acting and Applied Theatre and a minor in Art Education. She plans to return to UVic in the fall to complete her PDP to become a teacher.
She has three years of experience in running a Sunday daycare where she taught children between the ages of six months and ten years. She firmly believes that drama in education will be the future for engaged learning.
Laura-Jane was born and raised in in Victoria, BC. She has her Standard First Aid, and her babysitting certification.
Performs as: Snow Princess, Snow Queen, Mermaid Princess, Tower Princess, Princess Beauty, Brave Princess, Wonderland Girl, Wendy, Queen of Hearts
Caitlin Holm –
Caitlin Holm is currently in her third year at the University of Victoria in the Theatre program.
As the current General Manager of the Student Alternative Theatre Company, Caitlin is dedicated to acting and writing. Caitlin has a strong dance background, studying Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, and Lyrical at Dance Spectrum Incorporated – where she also taught dance classes for four years – as well as studying with Alberta Ballet.
Caitlin went from studio to hill, being involved with the ski racing community for many years. She went from athlete to coach with Mount Norquay and The Banff Alpine Racers. She has her CSIA and CPR certifications.
Caitlin has always had a love for the arts, bringing it to life through writing and performing. She is overjoyed to be living in Victoria, participating in the many creative outlets this west coast city offers. Her works Radius (Driftwood) and Dog Sh** have been performed in Fringe and with SATCo.
Performs as: Snow Queen, Snow Princess, Mermaid Princess, Tower Princess, Brave Princess, Fairest Princess, Glass Slipper Princess, Tinker Fairy, Winter Fairy
Gillian McConnell – Performer
Gillian is a current student at the University of Victoria’s Phoenix Theatre specializing in a BFA in acting. She has a strong background in music and theatre from both of her parents, as well as choral training. Growing up with artistic teachers for parents, she understands the importance of bringing the arts into education. She believes the arts, and drama in particular, are invaluable resources in learning about social situations and oneself. Gillian has always enjoyed working with kids, she thinks stories and fairy tales are vital in helping to cultivate imagination, exploration and confidence in children. Enchanted Fables has brought together so many of the things she loves, and she is very excited to be able to say this is her job!
Performs as: Snow Queen, Snow Princess
Amanda Millar –
Amanda is a born and raised Victorian, as well as a recent graduate from the University of Victoria’s Phoenix Theatre program with a specialization in Acting. Along with her passion for theatre, she has nine years of singing training, ranging from classical to musical theatre. Amanda has worked with children and youth both through camps and church organizations; for three years running a youth group, six years at summer camp, and so much more!
Her heart has been captivated by fairy tales ever since she was a little girl, and she is so excited to be able to share these stories with others. Everyday she is amazed at the imagination and creativity of children, and their inspiring ability to see the magic in the world around them! Amanda has current First Aid training, as well as many years of Children & Youth worker training.
Performs as: Amulet Princess, Fairest Princess
Carolyn Moon –
Carolyn is a recent graduate of the University of Victoria’s Theatre program. She is primarily a technician in the local theatre community, having worked with Intrepid Theatre, Kate Rubin’s Acting Studio, Kaleidosope Theatre, and various other companies in Victoria.
Carolyn was also an assistant for three years for the Belfry 101 program, that gave high school students the opportunity to see and create theatre. Carolyn has produced her own work with collaborator and fellow performer SJ Valiquette, including a recent Fringe production called The Quiet Environmentalist, which won runner up for favourite spoken word/storytelling work at the 2016 Victoria Fringe Festival.
Carolyn is very excited to be a part of the Enchanted Fables company. She is a strong proponent for theatre in education, and has her babysitting certification. Carolyn loves working with kids, and looks forward to the opportunity with Enchanted Fables.
Carolyn was raised in Vancouver, BC by way of the Maritimes, and now lives in Victoria, BC.
Performs as: Tinker Fairy, Winter Fairy, Fairest Princess, Glass Slipper Princess, Snow Princess
Tea Siskin –
Tea is a graduate of the University of Victoria, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre with a specialization in Acting. She also holds a Performing Arts Certificate in musical theatre from the Canadian College of Performing Arts. She has been very involved in the Victoria theatre community, performing in productions with VOS, Langham Court Theatre, Theatre Inconnu, and Gotta Getta Gimmick.
Tea has volunteered at Central Middle School, helping teach musical theatre, and has coached young performers for the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival. She is returning to UVic in the fall to continue her studies in English and Theatre Education and earn her teaching certificate.
Performs as: Princess Beauty, Fairest Princess
Sarah Jean Valiquette –
Sarah Jean (SJ) Valiquette was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta but moved to BC last year and is now a third year theatre student at the University of Victoria.
Before going back to school, SJ took three years off to travel; working as an au pair in Rome and studying Theatre in London. She has been a lifeguard for six years, which has led to jobs teaching swimming lessons, babysitter’s courses, and CPR certifications, and working in daycare centers.
SJ is very excited to be living on the coast and pursuing her passions, and is looking forward to getting more involved in Victoria’s vibrant art scene.
Performs as: Snow Queen, Snow Princess, Brave Princess, Sleeping Beauty Villain
Mary VanDenBossche –
Mary VanDenBossche grew up in Chatham, Ontario, but moved to Victoria, BC in 2014 to pursue an education at the Phoenix Theatre (University of Victoria). Mary is currently in her second year at UVic in the Acting specialization.
Back in Ontario, Mary worked for two years at Huron Church Camp, where she was a leader and role model to children ages 6-14. Mary also worked at the YMCA of Chatham-Kent, hosting birthday parties and other special events for kids in the local community.
In addition to school, Mary works as a mascot performer for the University of Victoria. Mary loves working with children and her dream is to one day work as a mascot for the big Mouse (her dream character is Stitch!). Mary is very excited to be working with Enchanted Fables and can’t wait to make some dreams come true!
Performs as: Peter Pan
Taryn Yoneda –
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.
Performs as: Warrior Princess, Fairest Princess, Princess Beauty