Lisa Karen Cohen- Director, Founder
Lisa started Creative Arts & Parties for Kids in 1986.
We have provided Entertainment and Arts Enrichment to thousands of children over the last 30 years. A professional Actress, Educator and Mother, Lisa brings her passion for Creativity and the Arts to each celebration that Creative Parties For Kids provides. Lisa earned a BA in Theatre & Dance Education from University of Colorado and studied Educational Administration at California State University Fullerton.
Lisa has two children's television shows on ROKU; Lisi Pigglepen's Play Place, which she co-created and co-stars with Bear C.A. Sanchez, and The Story Lady’s Magic Book that features local authors of children's books. Both shows can be seen on Kaleidoscope Kids TV Network.
Leah Machelle Cohen - Director Creative Parties for Kids LA
Leah grew up pretending with her Mom! She participated in the business both as a recipient of many parties and then years as a party Entertainer & Planner. Leah, whom attended Orange County High School of the Arts & Stella Adler Acting School in NYC is also a professional Actress, Writer, Producer/Director residing in Santa Monica with her adorable cat Gustav. Her career spans Television, Film & Stage. She recently completed a Summer Shakespeare Season with The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum.
Bear C.A. Sanchez - Casting & Training Director for Creative Parties for Kids
Bear shares his energy and expertise in Event Execution and Management with every Entertainer who works with us. His career includes Television, Film, Stage and Radio since he was 8 years old. Bear studied Early Childhood Education at East LA College. He was an Instructor at Gymboree, and an Editorial Assistant at Scholastic. He is currently the Director and Co-Star of Lisi Piggplepen's PlayPlace where he lovingly plays, "Mr. Bear". However, his favorite role to date is being a Father to his princess, Destiny Faith.
Melanie Hinchee - Wig Design and Party Planner
Melanie brings her years of experience Designing and Styling wigs to Creative Parties For Kids. Melanie also works with South Coast Repertory and Knott's Berry Farm. In addition, she is an amazing Party Planner and focuses on Creating & Managing many of our larger parties & events.