Today we’d like to introduce you to Davie-Blue Bacich.
Davie-Blue, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
During high school I assisted classes for young children at a theatre school. There I met my dear friend and mentor, Jenessa Wight. Jenessa taught me a form of emergent, collective storytelling when she hired me to work for her business Magical Dress-Up in Seattle, WA. There I led dress-up imagination birthday parties until I moved away for college. Later, Jenessa’s business partner Sylvan Bourgette launched a brick & mortar iteration of the vision called The Moonpaper Tent. I taught there, led camps and birthday parties well into my 20’s.
My real world adventures brought me to study acting at the London Dramatic Academy, dance of many forms in Paris, Bali and Senegal West Africa, improvisation and storytelling in New York City & Los Angeles. I received my B.A. from Scripps College with a major in performance and a focus in education.
All of this is the bedrock of Enchanted Children, an organization created to serve the hearts and imaginations of children in Los Angeles. I am deeply committed to and passionate about offering children a safe and joyful space to practice deep listening, collaboration and creation with one another.
Has it been a smooth road?
Yes and no! For a long time I thought that I had to choose between my work with children and my career as an artist and performer. I was afraid committing myself to Enchanted Children would mean giving up my work as an actress, so I taught only part-time.
Last year, a series of requests for birthday parties felt like a wake-up call. Moms saw value in what I was doing and wanted to give this experience to their children. I gave my heart to the growth of Enchanted Children and it now fully supports my work as an artist. It was a leap, but the net definitely appeared. I’m beside myself with gratitude.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Enchanted Children – tell our readers more, for example what your most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
The Enchanted Dream Party is our signature offering. It’s a 2 hour experience that includes thematic dress-up, face-paint, an Enchanted Adventure (improv-based dramatic play), a craft activity and a treasure hunt. Instead of simply entertaining, we engage the children to create their own stories and collaborate together creatively.
Another thing I love is our commitment to environmental sustainability. Working with children, I am even more deeply moved to advocate for sustainable lifestyles – these little people are the ones who will live and work in the future! At Enchanted Children, we use mostly recycled materials, vintage and up-cycled dress-up, crafts and treasures that are more natural materials and easier on the planet. Our face-paints are high quality professional paints that are kinder to sensitive skin.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Los Angeles has a Wild West identity. I love the creativity and innovation here. I love the diversity of cultures and the rich history of the land.
Living amongst desert and ocean and mountains, valleys and canyons and hills is magical.
Dislikes? Smog. Traffic. Not enough Poke bowl. Jk, there’s just enough Poke and I love it.
- Base (2 hours, up to 10 kids) Enchanted Dream Party: 375
- Each additional kid over 10 kids: $8
- Second Party Artist for groups over 15 kids: $75
- Week-long Enchanted Summer camp: 350
- Host Family fee: FREE!
- Website: enchantedchildren.org
- Phone: 3474072733
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: Enchanted_Children
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Enchanted-Children-Birthday-Parties-160738253937971/
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/enchanted-children-los-angeles
Clara Aranovich on all except for the one with the dog (Davie-Blue) and the one inside the colorful tent (Elisa Read).