Laura is so grateful to be part of the Princess Party Pals family! A professional actress both locally and nationally, Laura earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Iowa State University. Her favorite local credits include Chanhassen Dinner Theatres: The Little Mermaid (Ariel), Grease (Sandy), Hello Dolly! (Irene), All Shook Up! (Natalie), Mary Poppins, Sister Act, Beauty & the Beast; The Guthrie Theater: South Pacific, Roman Holiday, HMS Pinafore. Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, Eric, biking around the Twin Cities. Her favorite colors are pink and turquoise, and she has a soft spot for her husbands’ favorite, orange. Growing up, her favorite princess was Sleeping Beauty, and at the age of 3, she made her parents wander through Aurora’s castle in Disneyland while she sang “Once Upon a Dream!” Her most recent favorite is Rapunzel. She shares her love of adventure, her spunk, and her kind heart. Laura loves sharing the stories of each princess and bringing them to life, creating magical memories for kids and parents alike.
Mariya is thrilled to be a part of the Princess Party Pals family! A Rochester native, Mariya earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Performance at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. After graduating, Mariya moved to Florida and performed with the Walt Disney World Company for three years. Since moving home, Mariya has been seen on stage performing as Cinderella, Mary Poppins, and Ariel. Mariya enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Nathaniel, and their puppy, Taco. Her all-time favorite color is pink and her favorite place to visit is Walt Disney World. She has two favorite recent princesses: Rapunzel and Anna. She adores their spunk, silliness, and creativity. Her favorite princesses growing up were Ariel and Belle; Ariel for her adventurous spirit and Belle for her kindness. Mariya is currently earning her Master’s in Elementary Education after spending time as a preschool teacher. Mariya can’t wait to bring magic to your child’s special day.
Sage is an actress from Bemidji, MN. She is currently getting her BFA degree from Viterbo University, where she is majoring in Musical Theatre Performance a minor in dance. Some of her favorite roles include #46 in The Wolves at Viterbo University, Ensemble in Paul Bunyan Playhouse’s production of Legally Blonde, and Dance Captain of Northern Lights Opera Company’s production of Annie Get Your Gun. She is also a former local titleholder in the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant systems. When Sage isn’t on a stage, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, baking, sewing, and of course, watching Disney movies! Her favorite princess growing up was Ariel, but she loves the newer princesses as well, especially Rapunzel and Elsa. Sage loves working for the Princess Party Pals, because she loves the smiles and joy she gets to bring to kids when she brings their favorite characters to life.
Annie grew up reading fairytales, playing dress up, and having endless princess teas. Her incessant singing of all the princess songs around the house prompted her parents to enroll her in voice, piano, and dance lessons at four. When she played Gretel in her first opera, she fell in love with performing and how she could use her talents to make people smile and bring happiness into their lives.
Now all grown up, she received her Bachelors Degree in Vocal Music Performance at the University of Northwestern — St Paul and loves that she now gets to don again the costumes of the characters that made her fall in love with stories and singing and spread that love to a whole new generation of princesses. Annie’s favorite princess is Rapunzel, because they both share curiosity, love of adventure, and lots of spunkiness. Whens she isn’t performing, she’s either galavanting all over the Twin Cities with friends, outside with her nose buried in book after book, or spending time with her family and Beckett, their yorkie puppy.
Kacie has been performing on stages in the Twin Cities since age 6. She’s been in shows at Ordway, (Sound of Music, Grey Gardens, White Christmas) Chanhassen, (Les Miserables) Children’s Theater, Guthrie, MN Opera, History & Stages Theater but her favorite role is making magic and memories as a princess. When she’s not spreading fairy dust, she’s working as a Barista at Starbucks and working toward her college degree in Family and Child Development. Kacie’s favorite movies are Tangled and Cinderella. She reminds all little princesses to “Have Courage and Be Kind.”
Jillian has began performing when she was eight and has been in love with it ever since. She has played many incredible roles including her favorite princess, Princess Ariel in The Little Mermaid. She received awards for her performances in leading roles as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Irene Molloy in Hello, Dolly! She was also a finalist last year in the Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Education Program Triple Threat competition. Jillian loves making people smile, and is very thankful to be able to do that as some of her favorite characters. She has always loved princesses and is delighted to work with Princess Party Pals bringing that magic to other little princes and princesses!
Brooklyn always had a love for theatre since she saw the national tour of Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the 3rd grade. Her passion for adventure and change led her to South Dakota State University where after a comedy sketch show and acting class, she decided to pursue theatre as her degree! She has performed in many shows with State University Theatre (SUT) and Prairie Repertory Theatre (PRT). She paved the way at SDSU by being the first Theatre Major to perform a Senior Recital, and had amazing opportunities like singing with Kristin Chenoweth! After graduation, she moved to Disney World, where Brooklyn worked in Magic Kingdom with Costuming! Aside from performing, she loves Chipotle, her chihuahua Peter, napping and her favorite Princess is Rapunzel. Some of her favorite roles include: Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Mimi Marquez (RENT), Bonnie Parker (Bonnie & Clyde), and Woman 1 (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change). You can catch her next on stage as Princess Fiona in Open Door Community Theatre’s production of Shrek The Musical in Woodbury! Keep up with her on Instagram: @brooklynschwiesow
Courtney is extremely excited to be part of the Princess Party Pals! From a young age, her mother introduced her to the wonderful world of Disney, and life has never been the same. The sense of magic that still captures audiences who are young and young at heart is what Courtney truly loves the most, and being able to bring a little bit of that magic to kids (and sometimes even the parents!) around the Twin Cities is a dream come true. A Coon Rapids native, Courtney has been heavily involved in theatre since she was eight years old. Over the years, she has worked as a performer with Broadway On Site, Young Artists Initiative, Lakeshore Players Theatre, Columbia Heights Fine Arts Foundation, and Lyric Arts. As a director, she has directed with Northern Starz Children’s Theatre, as well as assistant directed for Anoka-Ramsey Community College. She went to school at Anoka-Ramsey for her Associate of Fine Arts in Theatre, where she met her wonderful partner and Disney World buddy for life, Brandon. Outside of theatre and Princess Party Pals, she loves photography, learning about makeup, running, and playing with all the dogs. Her favorite Disney Princesses of all time are Belle, Cinderella, Tiana, and Rapunzel. Have an amazing day!