Meet the Team
The Team of Character Visits 4 U consists of skilled, seasoned actors trained in various areas from theatrical performance, to improv, to childcare services. You can be sure that the cast member in attendance at your event will provide a quality, polished experience that everyone will enjoy. Click on each cast members' picture to learn a bit about them!
Elizabeth is the co-founder and owner of CV4U. It is her greatest passion to bring joy to others through magic-making. She holds a degree in Theatre Education from Lipscomb University and enjoys performing and directing.
Easton is an event coordinator, graphic design artist, and imagineer for CV4U.
Avery Stenzel attends Lee University majoring in Elementary education. She has enjoyed performing on the stage since she was in middle school. She has performed with Beech High school theatre and choir, HPAC, School of Fine Arts, and her church worship team. Some of her favorite roles include Sophie in Mamma Mia, Fiona in Shrek, and Ariel in Footloose. She absolutely adores children and feels so honored to bring the magic with CV4U!
Presley is a junior at Hendersonville High School, where she is apart of the musical theater program and select chamber choir. She’s performed with Hendersonville Performing Arts Company, School of Fine Arts, HHS and with her church worship team. She has portrayed Elsa in Frozen, Annie in Annie, and Donkey in Shrek to name a few. She enjoys singing, dancing, playing guitar, DisneyWorld, and playing with all of her furry friends. She can’t wait to make magic with her princess friends!
Katie Chance is a recent graduate from Lipscomb University, earning her BFA in Musical Theatre and performing in productions such as Godspell, and Bright Star. Alongside making magic at CV4U for 4 years, she is a dance teacher at Tippi Toes and she will be earning her Masters in Child Studies at Vanderbilt University. She is excited to keep making magic!
Emma has been a magic maker with Character Visits 4 U since January 2018 and has loved every minute! She is pursuing her BFA in musical theatre at Lipscomb University and has a strong passion for performing and storytelling. Emma is so grateful to be a part of this cast and to bring magic to so many people!
Emma Perkins is an nineteen year old singer, dancer, and actress who has dedicated her whole life to story telling and building community through musical theatre. Coming from a tightly knit family, one of Emma’s largest passions is working with and creating magic for children of all ages. After over ten years of training in the arts, she is beyond excited to be fusing her ambitions with the wonderful mission of CV4U!
Ella is a graduate of Nashville School of the Arts where she majored in dance and choreography. Ella teaches Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Tap, Musical Theatre, and Aerial silks classes and has choreographed multiple full length musicals. Ella loves getting to work with children and experiencing the joy and light they bring to the world. This is Ella’s second year with CV4U, and she is thrilled and honored to bring magic through these beloved characters!
Christian Newton has been working at Character visits 4 U for years and has enjoyed every magical moment. He is currently attending Beech High School as Senior and will be going to college at UTC To pursue theatre. He has been doing theatre for 5 years and is planning to keep pursuing his passion.
Elijah has been a part of CV4U since 2014. He enjoys history, music theory, Spanish, and long walks on the beach.
Gary currently works as a biology lab instructor at Vanderbilt University. He loves performing, so he commits most of his time outside of work to music and theatre. Gary also loves all things superhero. He is incredibly honored to be a member of this company and looks forward to making many happy memories with the families in this community.
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Cleo is an actress and singer who has a strong passion for performing. She is currently an Acting major at Lipscomb University and incorporates that training into being the best magic maker she can be. She is honored to be a part of this amazing cast and so grateful to be making special moments with guests that will last forever.
Austin Jeffrey Smith is ecstatic to be joining CharacterVisits4U as a first year cast member! He holds a BFA in Vocal performance from Cumberland University and is currently enrolled at Lipscomb University pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. He can’t wait to bring so much joy through this amazing company. “Let’s make some magic!” - Genie
Naomi is a Senior at Station Camp High School and has been participating in musical theatre for around 9 years. Some of her favorite past roles include Marianne Dashwood, Belle, and Medda Larkin. Naomi hopes to pursue both music and writing when she goes to college!
Luna is very humbled to be a part of the magic making team at Character Visits 4U. She is the Nashville Director for American Immersion Theater, and is portraying Sandy in Spongebob The Musical at Murfreesboro. Luna studied Theater Performance at Belmont University, where she received a BA. For fun, Luna volunteers with Crosspoint Kids as a kids service leader. She wants to thank her friends, partner, family, and their dog Stewie for always supporting her passions.
Nathan Mann is a current student at Lipscomb University getting his BFA in Musical Theatre. This is his first year working with CV4U and is very excited to make some magic!
Haley is a returning cast member at CV4U, and is thrilled to continue fostering dreams and magic with children and adults alike. She holds a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from MTSU, and a Masters in Church Music from William Carey University.
Aleia currently attends Lipscomb University, where she is pursuing a BFA in musical theater. She values any opportunity to connect with others, and is thrilled to continue her passion for storytelling with CV4U. She feels immensely grateful for the opportunity to create magical moments with you!
Jana is a skilled performer in singing, acting and dancing! She is beyond excited to make magic with CV4U after working for the Walt Disney Company in Orlando, FL. She is currently a senior at Liberty University pursing a B.S. in theatre arts and communications. She strongly believes in creating magical moments for each and every guest, leaving a little sparkle everywhere she goes.