Bonnie Alexander

Founder, President

Bonnie graduated from Trine University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. She lives with her cat, Bing, in Brownsburg and works as an engineer at A&F Engineering. Bonnie’s giving heart has lead her to a dedication to providing children of every background and ability level with magical experiences. She values the power of a dream in a child’s life to pull them through hardships of any kind, and works tirelessly both behind the scenes and during every performance to ensure children know their dreams can come true.  She has used her years of acting and singing experience throughout her 5 year character performing career. Her favorite princesses are Cinderella and Ariel. She loves Cinderella’s strength in maintaining a kind heart and positive outlook throughout her life’s hardships, and admires the beauty in Ariel’s story of wonder and adventure.

Rosie Mannin

Founder, Treasurer

Rosie graduated from Purdue University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and minors in Critical Disability Studies and Women’s Studies. She currently works as a grant writer at Food Finders Food Bank and is passionate about combating food insecurity in her beloved community of West Lafayette. She is thankful for her parents, John and Brenda Mannin, and their continual support. Because of their love, guidance, and positive example, Rosie believes that a hero can be anyone. She hopes to show children in every performance and interaction that true strength comes from showing kindness and love to others. She has been character performing for over a year. Her favorite princesses are Cinderella and Pocahontas. She shares in Bonnie’s appreciation of Cinderella’s kind heart and courageous spirit, and values Pocahontas' sense of justice and  adventure.

Caitlin Karas

Performer

Caitlin graduated from IUPUI in 2019 with a degree in Marketing.  Her love for children and theatre inspired her to pursue character performing! She has been performing on stage for over 9 years and started her character performing journey with us in 2018. Caitlin hopes to show children in every performance and interaction that they are loved and special, and that they can conquer anything. She is excited to bring magic and joy into children’s lives and help make dreams come true! Her favorite princesses are Belle and Rapunzel. She adores Belle’s strength and her ability to stay true to herself no matter what. She also loves Rapunzel’s positivity and her willingness to always see the best in others even if they’re different from her.

  

Mia Nunokawa

Performer

Mia is currently studying P-12 Instrumental/General Music Education at Butler University! She is passionate about making quality music education accessible to everyone and sharing the joy that music brings.  As a Japanese-native immigrant, she continues to fight for equality and inclusivity for all humans. She also believes in language accessibility and works as a medical and court Japanese/English interpreter. Mia plays bassoon and piano/organ, and loves to sing. She just started character performance and absolutely loves it! She is thrilled to bring the magic and smiles to children, and show the children that they are all so loved. Her favorite princess is Mulan for her strength and courage to overcome trials and acts upon what she believes to be true to make a world a better place.

  

Alli Chaney

Performer, Videographer

Alli graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Film & Theater Production with a Theater Minor and a Certificate of Entrepreneurship at Purdue University in 2019! Alli currently works as a marketing and design associate at the United Way of Greater Lafayette. Her passion is in showing children that a hero lies within us all. Alli uses every opportunity to be encouraging, caring, and motivational to children so they can see that a true hero is kind to others. She has been character performing for over two years, and has an eye for details and craftsmanship in the costumes she has been creating for over four years. Her favorite characters are Rey and Wonder Woman. She loves Rey’s dedication to standing up for what is right and commitment to seeing the good in others, and Wonder Woman’s belief in justice and willingness to enact her vision of peace throughout the world.

Sam Pendleton

Founder, Secretary

Sam is currently attending the University of New England working toward her dream of being a pediatrician, so she does not currently perform with us, and is greatly missed! Her passion for serving children has lead her to her work as a character performer. Sam makes every interaction special, and has a talent in storytelling to make the most wonderful tales come to life for the young and young at heart. She is passionate about bringing magic to children from all walks of life, especially those who may not have the opportunity otherwise. She has many years of dance experience and has been character performing for four years. Her favorite princesses are Belle and Anastasia. She adores Belle’s willingness to help others and see beyond appearances and reputation, and loves Anastasia for her sense of determination and hopefulness despite living a life filled with hardship.

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" Remember you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine."

"Have courage and be kind. For where there is kindness, there is goodness, and where there is goodness, there is magic."

" The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all."

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."

" The world could always use more heroes."

"It 'll turn out all right in the end.  You'll see."

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