Meet Your Character
Out of Costume
Eden Arthofer, mezzo-soprano, began her musical training, at age nine, at Brenda & Jerry's Music and Entertainment Center in Bath, Pennsylvania, her hometown. She was also the first child, at age ten, to have performed on stage at her home church, House On The Rock Family Church in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania. Eden also took lessons in multiple dance theories starting at age four, including : Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and Gymnastics. In 2010 Eden and her family made a great move to San Antonio, Texas! There she began searching for a new coach and started her first performing arts training along with dance, and vocals at The Performing Arts Of San Antonio with Vaughn Taylor and Paul Tinder. She also trained privately with actor, Lance Camarillo, and vocalist/vocal coach, Roberta Morales. Eden is currently training with Timothy Birt, a vocal coach and opera vocalist himself. Training in performing arts is not the only genre she has a desire to be in. Country music is her soul and she is pursuing that by currently performing in Texas with her band, Eden The Band! Her previous work with children roots in the church. She has been volunteering in the Cornerstone Kids ministry drama team. There, she may connect her deep love for The Lord with her deep love of performing to bring Him and the children great joy. Eden's goal is to become a recording artist so she may continue her life climbing to the the top of success with what God wants for her.
Roles : Cinderella, Ella, Princess Anna, Ariel, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Queen Elsa, Belle, Sofia the First,
Tinkerbell, The Swimming Singing Mermaid,
Wonder Woman, Black Widow,
and Taylor Swift
Thea Peterson has been a member of the Singing Princess of San Antonio for almost three years. Her work as a princess has been a passion of hers due to her love for children and performing. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Johnson High School, Thea was cast in several leading roles including - Sharpay in High School Musical, Judy in 9 to 5, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth,Roz in Moon Over Buffalo, and Linda in Death of a Salesman. She received recognition through the All-Star-Cast Awards and Honorable Mention. But long before high school Thea began singing at Community Bible Church, the largest church in San Antonio, serving as a worship leader and studio recording soloist on countless children's then youth worship productions and recording projects. Her voice has been heard all over the country, teaching other kids how to worship and lead worship. Thea still volunteers with the Kids Choirs, Student Choirs and as a worship leader in several venues at Community Bible Church. Thea is studying elementary education and her future career as a school teacher will be a continuation of her love of kids. She has already launched her career through many activities within the NEISD school district as a dedicated volunteer. Thea has been blessed to have a job which fosters her passion of performing. She looks forward to each party as it is another opportunity to bring joy to children.
Roles : Queen Elsa, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle, Mal and Sofia the First
Sophia Bibb, mezzo/soprano, is currently a junior at North East School of the Arts at Lee High School, majoring in musical theater. She grew up with a passion for singing and dancing independently of each other, learning how to play guitar at age 12, followed closely by piano. Her singing took off with her guitar and piano playing, and shortly after, she discovered musical theater! As she merged her dancing and singing together, she discovered her passion for acting. Since then, she has been working to better her craft, participating in musicals within her magnet program and doing outside community theater within San Antonio. Sophia has been vocally trained for three years in both classical voice and contemporary musical theater, as well as continuing to play guitar and piano and compose original music. She also continues training in dance, consistently attending class for tap, jazz, ballet, and lyrical. .She loves to share her music and is thrilled to have a job where she can meet and inspire kids every day! (And, of course, the children are just adorable… so that's another perk.) Sophia hopes to attend college in New York, where she can independently pursue theater while majoring in biomedical sciences. Ultimately she hopes to end up on Broadway… God willing, of course.
Roles : Snow White, Belle, Sofia the First, Princess Anna, and Ariel
Roles : Belle, Ariel and Princess Anna
Diane Stanley, soprano, is a Graduate from Texas State University where she studied voice under the guidance of Professor Juli Wood. She received her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance at Oklahoma City University with vocal training from Professor William Christensen and vocal coaching from Professor Jan McDaniel. In the summer of 2007, she also received vocal and performance training at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, constructed by Val Underwood. It was at that time Diane was honored to collaborate with composer Ricky Ian Gordon, performing several of his pieces while he accompanied. Her favorite roles while at OCU include Bianca in Puccini’s La Rondine, and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. While at Texas State University, Diane played Madeline in The Face on the Barroom Floor and stage-managed the production Candide. Her final role at Texas State was Rose in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. Diane was also a featured performer for San Antonio Opera Company, having portrayed a novice in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, and the Announcer in the “soap opera” Gallantry. Since graduating from Texas State, Diane took on many opera ensemble projects, including being part of the all-soprano group Stiletto. Her most cherished performance with Stiletto being San Antonio Symphony’s Holiday Pops concert. She was also part of Austin’s performance troupe One Ounce Opera. When Diane Green isn’t performing, she enjoys being a vocal and Kindermusik instructor at San Antonio Music Academy, and leading worship at her church Grace Memorial.
Roles : Queen Elsa, Ariel, Belle
Roles : Rapunzel, Princess Anna, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Barbie, Wonder Woman
Roles : Moana, Elena of Avalor, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Belle and Selena
Roles : Jasmine, Moana, Pocahontas, Wonder Woman and Selena
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Caleb is a guitarist and singer of three years. He was in the Encore Youth Chorus for his three years of middle school, and has proceeded to express his abilities through a series of five bands since then. Caleb has also had acting training from CTIR Co-op's acting class and has starred in a few of their plays. Along with being a good performer, he has a heart for children that started in babysitting and remains evident in volunteering his time whenever he can. Compass Church in San Antonio gave him the opportunity to work as an assistant children's' teacher for two years, while he was also involved in their Vacation Bible Schools from 2012-2013. Caleb was a part of Camp Eagle's Service Team in the summer of 2015, and plans on continuing this summer as well. He personally gave his time to the kitchen at the Strong Foundation which helps homeless families and children, and volunteered in the Elf Louis program. In addition to performing and volunteering, Caleb is currently serving in the US Army but visits to do occasional parties!
Roles : Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Captain America,
and Prince Adam (Beauty & the Beast)
Roles : Prince Charming, Spiderman, Superman
Preston Perez, tenor, has a huge love for singing and interacting with kids. He is currently a junior Musical Theatre major at the North East School of the Arts located at Robert E. Lee High School. There, he spends most of his time doing what he has a true passion for, Musical Theatre. At age 11, Preston found his love for theatre in a community show and began taking private acting lessons with a few local teachers in San Antonio. At 12, he also found that he had a voice and began taking private vocal lessons with Kimberley Denmark. Since then, he has trained with many amazing teachers located in San Antonio such as Jordan Bryant, Kimberly Bianco, and the acclaimed opera singer, Donald Braswell. When Preston turned 13, he began taking dance, with a focus in ballet, tap, and jazz. He has recently been featured in shows in the community at theatres such as the Woodlawn Theatre, and NESA main stage theatre. In May, Preston was selected as a finalist for the 2015 Joci Awards in the category for "Best Actor in a Musical" where he received a $4,000 scholarship to continue pursuing Musical Theatre in college. Also, this past summer he attended the Emerson Summer Pre-College Program, where he spent 5 week training with the staff at Emerson College in Boston, Mass. This experience changed his view on theatre itself and fueled more flames to his passion for the arts. Preston hopes to one day appear on "The Big Stage."