Meet the Team
The Team of Character Visits 4 U consists of skilled, seasoned actors trained in various areas from professional theatre, 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!
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!
Daysha is an actress, dancer and singer who loves stepping onto the stage. As a musical theater arts major at Lipscomb University, she is passionate about making smiles and taking others into a world where everyone is special. While looking forward to helping others have a magical day Daysha is proud to be working with CV4U to make sure dreams come true.
Easton is an event coordinator, graphic design artist, and imagineer for CV4U.
Elijah has been a part of CV4U since 2014. He enjoys history, music theory, Spanish, and long walks on the beach.
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.
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.
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!
Christian Newton has been working at Character visits 4 U for almost 2 years now 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.
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.
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!
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
Michaela is a junior at Hendersonville High and is so excited to participate in this magic making! She has previously been seen in shows at HPAC and her high school, and is a member of the Hendersonville High select chamber choir. Michaela truly is so thankful for this opportunity!
Avery Stenzel is an upcoming Freshman at Lee University and will be 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!
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!