Meet Our Cast!

Alexa Garcia
Character Performer/Owner

Alexa is currently a college student at George Mason University. She is a lifestyle blogger and loves expressing her creativity through graphic design, photography, and writing. She loves the magic of fairy tales and seeing the joy they bring to people of all ages! Alexa has a 4-year-old brother who helps her see how grand the world really is. She recently took a small break from reality to work at Disney World as a character attendant through the Disney College Program! Alexa is an Enneagram 7w8.

She plays Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, Beauty Princess, Tower Princess, Snow Princess, and the Latina Princess. Alexa speaks French and Spanish fluently, so be sure to inquire about bilingual parties/events for the Beauty Princess or Latina Princess

Amber James
Character Performer

Amber is an Arizona native and graduate of Southern Utah University's Classical Acting BFA program. She is a professional non-equity actor in the DC area, having performed with Theatre Prometheus, The Wheel Theatre Company, Faction of Fools, Perisphere Theater, Annapolis Shakespeare Company, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Neil Simon Festival, and many others. She has also worked as a teaching artist in Arizona, Texas, Utah, Maryland, and Virginia with kids of all ages. Amber grew up on Disney movies and Harry Potter books, giving her a lifelong love of fairytales and magic. Her favorite Disney princesses are Mulan and Ariel and her favorite Disney movies are Hercules and Up. She cherishes her childhood memories of meeting her favorite characters in person, and can't wait to share similar special moments with your little ones.

She plays Snow White, the Scottish Princess, Cinderella, Tower Princess, and the Snow Princess.


Lauren Leppert
Character Performer

Lauren Leppert is a fun, charismatic, and enthusiastic performer who is always down for a Disney Movie sing along! She has three younger siblings and many other young cousins who keep her on her toes. She has been performing for eight years in plays and musicals including Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and soon The Little Mermaid! Her favorite Disney Princess is Rapunzel and Tangled is her favorite movie (but her love is spread equally over every other movie!) She would love to make your day as magical as possible!

She plays Sleeping BeautyLittle Mermaid, and the Ice Queen!

Jordan McEachin
Character Performer

Jordan is currently a college student at AMDA (American Musical & Dramatic Academy) in Los Angeles pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre.  She has been babysitting for the past 5 years and also has experience teaching and assisting children dance classes. She has been performing since a very young age,  training in dance since the age of 3 and singing and acting since the age of 9.  She has performed in various musicals including The Producers, Beauty and the Beast, and most recently 9 to 5 with her college.  Although she loves every Disney character and movie,  her favorite Disney Princesses would have to be Rapunzel and Belle but her favorite movies would be Tarzan, Peter Pan, and Tangled.  She is excited to bring a small piece of magic to kids of all ages! (Because you’re never too old for a little magic!)

She plays the Snow Princess, Tower Princess, Sleeping Beauty, and Little Mermaid.

Alison Murphy
Character Attendant

Alison is a current student enrolled at George Mason University. Alison has over three years’ worth of experience working with children. Her favorite part about working with children is the smile you can bring to a child’s face with just a few kind words. She loves to do anything that allows her to be creative which includes crafting. Alison is excited to be able to put her experience and passion of working with children into being a Princess Attendant.

Favorite Princess: Belle- “She is unafraid to be authentic self, is able to see that true beauty comes from within, and always has a book in hand.”

Favorite Movie: Beauty and the Beast

Favorite Song: Be Our Guest

Elizabeth Shofi
Character Performer

When Elizabeth isn't laughing, she's making others laugh and smile! She graduated JMU with a Bachelors of Music in Musical Theatre and has since been spending her time working at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando as a character performer. Singing became her favorite thing to do since she was 4, but she absolutely loves acting, dancing and all things performing. Some of her favorite roles she has played are Cinderella in Disney's "Cinderella," Maria in "West Side Story," and understudying Mary Anne in the debut run of "Out of Line" while at JMU. She is proud and honored to help bring magic to life for children of all ages, especially through princesses who are so strong, brave, and kind.

Elizabeth plays the Arabian Princess and the Island Wayfarer.

Ivana Villanueva
Character Performer

Ivana loves creating and sharing joy through art. She is a dancer with over 10 years of experience on different types of dances and an actor involved in award-winning plays in the Philippines. She loves teaching and inspiring children through art and imagination. She believes that art is a place for children to learn to trust their ideas, themselves and to explore what is possible. She’s excited and honored to bring to life the characters that children have loved and she herself was able to grow up with.

She plays the Arabian Princess and Island Wayfarer.

Cassandra Clare
Character Performer
Danielle Yakusubin
Character Performer
Karina Yakusubin
Character Attendant
Audrey Hales
Character Attendant

We do not offer any licensed or copyrighted characters. It is not the intention of Once Upon a Time Parties D.C. to violate any copyright laws. Our characters are based on fairytales in the public domain. We only accept bookings from clients who understand we do not offer any licensed characters.

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