About Us

Character Connections provides high quality, authentic character performers to Charlottesville and surrounding areas. Bring some magic to your next event with our professional princess team!
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Hailey is the owner and founder of Character Connections. She has BA in Psychology and a Masters in Early Childhood Education. Her professional life has been dedicated to children and she has worked as a nanny, daycare worker and elementary teacher. She thought her performing days were behind her until a coworker saw her dressed up for a school parade and asked her to be a princess for her daughter’s birthday party. Hailey feels like this company lets her do all of the things she loves in one place and she’s so excited to bring princess parties to central Virginia!



I’m Jessica! I’ve been performing in theatre, mostly musicals since 7the grade. I’ve sang in show choir since 5th grade. Theatre is still my favorite escape for fun and happiness. I love to cosplay whenever I can. New or old, I love to portray my favorite characters anyway I can, either at conventions or for Halloween! Getting to work with Character Connections is a literal dream come true! I wanna inspire all girls of all colors that you can be a hard worker and princess too!



Stephanie is a preschool teacher, born-and-raised Charlottesvillian, and is currently studying Speech and Language Pathology at JMU. Outside of school and work, Stephanie can be seen on stage at local theaters. She fills all her spare time with jigsaw puzzles. As a lifelong theater kid, bringing her favorite characters to life is a dream!


Katya is a performer and high school student from Orange, VA. She began performing eight years ago and loves to immerse herself in as much theater and art as possible. Katya performs in local productions, dances at the Orange School of Performing Arts, and studies voice with Natalee Mcreynolds. She is thrilled to be part of the Character Connections team and can’t wait to make your day the BEST. DAY. EVER!



Mary is a performer and student from Richmond, VA currently pursuing a B.A. in Drama as well as African American and African studies at the University of Virginia. She’s been singing as long as she can remember and acting since she was 11, certainly not letting up since then! Other than performing, Mary loves spending time with family, baking, and listening to music. She is so honored to be a part of the Character Connections Team and help make each kid’s day a little more magical!


Lauren is a stay at home mom who also does photography specializing in children’s portraits. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Education and has 7+ years of experience as a PreK teacher. During her high school days, she was chosen for “All District Choir“, as well as the lead alto vocalist for their acapella group. Her passion for singing and helping children feel loved has guided her into this amazing new opportunity with Character Connections where she can use her talents to make each and every child feel magical.