We had the good fortune of connecting with Anna Jacobi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anna, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I started Pixie Dusted Parties back in the fall of 2015 because I wanted to provide my own hometown with the same magical experiences you can find at world class theme parks. We focus on the minute details so that when children meet Cinderella at one of our events and then take a vacation to meet Cinderella in her castle at Walt Disney World, the magic stays alive. We hold ourselves to the highest standards in order to create the highest quality character interactions right here in our backyard! We use the term “Character Integrity” to ensure that the magic stays consistent for our clients! From the very beginning I wanted Pixie Dusted Parties to stand out in the way of children’s entertainment- and we’ve done just that! Something we hear a lot from our wonderful clients is that our performers are right up there with the wonderful women portraying these characters for Disney! This is because Pixie Dusted Parties’ performers undergo intense training techniques to ensure we remain up to par with world class theme parks, such as vocal animation, makeup application, and poses specific for each character they portray. No detail is left unnoticed, not even the color of their lipstick or placement of their pinky finger. With Pixie Dusted Parties, our clients receive the highest quality and most enchanting storybook princesses in all of North Texas. Not only because our wigs and costumes are custom made from tailors all around the world (some of them are exclusive to Pixie Dusted Parties and cannot be found anywhere else), or because all of our actresses are musical theatre performers with beautiful voices- but because, since 2015, creating such unforgettable and magical experiences for your children and our passion for igniting their imagination is truly why we are the best at what we do!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Something that sets me apart from others within my community is that I am a former face character performer for the Walt Disney Company! I previously worked for Disney Cruise Line and got the once in a lifetime opportunity to portray some of their famous characters in venues all across the Disney Wonder & the Disney Magic and travel to some of the most beautiful places in several different countries! Part of what makes Pixie Dusted Parties so special is that I use everything that I learned from my time with the Walt Disney Company and apply it to my company- from the extensive character training our performers go through (more on that later), to costume and wig upkeep, to the way my performers handle guest interactions. This is a huge reason that I assure my clients that they are receiving the highest quality and most enchanting storybook princesses in all of North Texas!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My favorite spots in the city are various coffee shops in and around Downtown Dallas- my favorite being Magnolias Sous la Pont in the Harwood District! I also absolutely love Deep Ellum and Bishop Arts District, those are definitely my “must-see” areas if I was to be showing friends around the city. Pre-COVID, I would’ve also made sure my friends would get to see a show at the Winspear Opera House or visit the Dallas Museum of Art!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d love to dedicate my Shoutout to The Acting Studio- North Texas’ largest children theatre of its kind in North Texas, offering almost two dozen unique classes in all levels of acting, voice, and dance at four locations throughout the DFW metroplex. The Acting Studio is where I first found my love for performing many years ago, and their amazing instructors truly inspired me to become the performer I am today! Without their teaching and mentorship, I would not have had the passion and experience to create my little business and excelled in the way that we have!
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