Meet the Performers

Amaris, Children's Parties Performer, California

Amaris has had a passionate love for the arts for as long as she can remember. She went on to graduate from the prestigious Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts for acting in 2011 after rigorously studying dance, drama, and music all throughout her elementary, junior high, and high school years. She currently works on the Central Coast as a professional singer, musician, and performer, embracing the influential aspect of the arts as a tool to lovingly connect humanity and bring forth the healing we all so desire. Children are a beautiful reminder to her as to how we all were born to see life: playfully and imaginatively, and that is something she is so graciously delighted to take part in.

Ashley, Children's Parties Performer, California

Ashley Brown is a California Central Coast-based Entertainer, Actor, Singer, and Children’s Education. She loves sharing music with people of all ages, personally and professionally. Ashley’s passion is to inspire kids through entertainment, allowing them to curate the same sort of thing in their life, or to feel a sense of ownership about the environment where they feel free to be an artist. Learn more about Ashley Brown and her performances by visiting her website https://www.ashleybrownacts.com/

Anna is currently a Cal Poly student and is studying Food Science. She is from Southern California and loves all things Disney– Star Wars and Marvel included! She has always loved being around people (and animals) and really loves making people smile and laugh. She also loves working with children and is so delighted for the opportunity to bring all their favorite characters to life!

Heather, Children's Parties Performer, Central Valley, California

Heather graduated from College of the Sequoias with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. She loves all things creative & making people happy. She is a mommy of two young children and loves how this job gives her the ability to be a stay at home mom as well as help provide. As a mom she knows the importance of making every detail of your event special for your little ones & as a performer she makes sure she does her job to make it so. She’s had a love for all things Disney for as long as she can remember. She even spent her honeymoon at the Disneyland Resort. Disneyland feels like home to her. The magic is undeniable. As a child, she always wanted to grow up to be a Disney princess and now with the help of AWYHM, her dreams are coming true!

 

Rebecca has been singing and performing her whole life and is excited to be joining the A Wish Your Heart Makes team. She recently graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor’s in Communications: Entertainment and Tourism, but not before adding a Minor in Music. After graduation, she lived her dream and completed the Disney College Program with a role in park operations at EPCOT. Currently, Rebecca is performing with local groups on the Central Coast, such as OperaSLOCentral Coast Gilbert and Sullivan and the SLO MasterChorale. One of the top highlights of her career has been singing with the Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall on four separate occasions. She is working seasonally as Housing Manager at OperaSLO while considering Masters Programs at Cal Poly and looking forward to what the future holds.

Isabella is studying Theatre at Cal Poly SLO, and is extremely passionate about her field. Her love for performance equally matches her love for for children. She has two younger sisters who inspire her to be a great role model and to encourage every child to follow their dreams and their heart. She strives to be kind and caring for everyone she meets, and hopes to one day apply her performance skills, enthusiasm, and love to make a difference in the world. Isabella loves a challenge and the opportunity to push herself to grow into the best person she can possibly be. She is ready to bring an incredible, memorable experience to every child she meets!

Samonn, Children's Parties Performer, Central Valley, California

Samonn has been a registered nurse for 11+ years, serving area hospitals and is now a case manager with a Managed Health Care Organization. She has a passion to help out others and bring smiles to each of her patients. Samonn enjoys spending her weekends off with her two children, her family, and her friends at the lake, hiking in the mountains, or grabbing ice cream at the local creamery. She looks forward to working with the AWYHM team and bringing smiles to children throughout the Central Valley.

Nathalie is currently a student at Cal Poly studying Nutrition. She loves working with kids and has been singing and acting her whole life! She is from the Bay Area and volunteered at elementary schools throughout high school.  Nothing makes her happier than making children smile, and she hopes to inspire and be a role model to all the children she encounters. Nathalie loves all things Disney and is so excited to get to be a princess with A Wish Your Heart Makes!

Sarah embodies the princess spirit!  She brings the kind-hearted and caring nature of princess characters with her to every event and occasion.  Sarah has worked as a princess performer for the past two and a half years.  In addition to acting, she studied ballet for six years and has an extensive background in cheer and dance.  Sarah has tons of enthusiasm to share and loves bringing a smile to children and adults alike. She feels so fortunate to have found a career that combines her love for imagination, little ones, and performing.  She is very passionate about spreading magic and kindness to all lives around her.  Sarah is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the A Wish Your Heart Makes cast!

Jillian graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Music (emphasis in Voice). Although Jill loves to sing and has been studying music for most of her life, she discovered a passion for acting along the way. She performs in various theater productions throughout SLO county and performs improv with the Central Coast Comedy Theater. Jill is also a huge nerd for anything Disney, Star Wars, or Marvel and is excited to be a part of A Wish Your Heart Makes!

Camryn is currently attending Clovis Community College majoring in Child Development.  She has worked for a before and after-school program for the last two years, helping young children achieve their potential. She strives to inspire children to believe that anything is possible.  Her goal is to become an Elementary School Teacher.  Camryn grew up with a passion for singing and performing.  She has been involved in choir and musical theater for the past ten years.  Camryn loves all things Disney, especially the princesses.  She is excited to bring together her love of working with young children and her passion for performing in her new role with “A Wish Your Heart Makes.”

Zoey is currently a student at Fresno State University and is a Music Education major. She has experience in opera, drama, jazz, and vocal performance. She is a huge Disney and Marvel nerd, and she really enjoys watching movies and reading books! Every little girl wants to be a Princess when they grow up and working for A Wish Your Heart Makes gives her that opportunity! She loves to bring smiles and laughter to everyone, so there are no sad faces while Zoey‘s around! She has a dog named Sinatra who is her Disney Princess companion, but he also goes by Stinky! Zoey also likes to dress up as superheroes and save the world from having a bad day! She’s ready to make your wishes come true!

Megan likes drawing, reading, writing, and adores all things, Disney! She loves to go on road trips with her family and dogs and see new places. She has quite a sense of adventure. Megan is highly involved with her church’s young adult ministry. Being a young woman who was adopted in infancy, she loves to see young kids happy. She has both learned and noticed that no one is unimportant and above all, be kind, show love, and laugh hard!

As a college student, a long-distance runner, a musician, a frequent candidate in the Miss America program, and a lover of all things colorful, Elizabeth is a multifaceted woman with a love of performing and bringing joy to those around her. She is no stranger to appearing in costumes at public events and recently facilitated a campaign in which she ran across town in elaborate disguises in exchange for donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. When she’s not doing the activities mentioned above, she can be found thrifting and collecting evening wear for a community closet that is available to women free of charge.

Amanda is currently studying English in her second year at Cal Poly. She has been singing and acting since middle school, and has been in over 20 musical youth theater productions with various companies across her hometown of San Diego. Some of her favorite past roles include Mary Poppins, Belle, and Peter Pan. She is currently a music director of Cal Poly’s Take it SLO A Cappella group. Amanda has also been a part of Girl Scouts for as long as she can remember, and has volunteered as a counselor at many summer camps. She loves spending time around children, and hopes to work as a teacher one day. Amanda is constantly inspired to be a better person by her special-needs brother Tyler, who has taught her to have empathy and love for all people. She is so excited to be able to combine her passions of entertaining and working with children with the A Wish Your Heart Makes team!

Avery is a student at Cal Poly SLO with a passion for art and spreading happiness. Her love for Disney has led her to pursuing a major in English to further her aspiration for storytelling. Avery has spent an amazing 11 years spreading spirit as a cheerleader, both at her high school as well as teaching children and special ed students. Last year, she was president of a club called Wings To Grow, which is dedicated to brightening the day of local foster kids. Avery is ecstatic to be a part of an amazing, enthusiastic cast/company and can’t wait to bring princess stories to life (at your event)

Bria has an associate’s degree in Dance and is from the panhandle of Florida. Being a newlywed brought her over here along with a strong love for Disney. She is an aspiring dancer in hopes to dance with Disney someday. Before moving to California she would spend her off time going to Walt Disney World once a week. Her obsession with Disney started from her family’s love for the company at a young age. She has an extremely energetic and fun personality, working with children is her specialty. As a part time dance teacher she thoroughly enjoys teaching children theatrical themed Disney dances and acting like a princess. Bria hopes to entertain and bring many smiles to everyone face. She is extremely excited to be working with “A Wish Your Heart Makes” bringing more magic to the team.

Jessica J. has always been fascinated with all things Disney. She grew up watching Disney movies and used to dress up as princesses, mermaids, and fairies to match my favorite idols. Ever since a young girl, Jessica had a large imagination, especially when it comes to dressing up. Imagination and the importance of believing in true magic are what make her who she is today. Jessica’s wish is to help children bring their dreams to life and to inspire parents to never let go of the belief that magic is real.

As a child I always wanted to be a Disney princess. My parents bought me numerous costumes when I was little and I would reenact scenes along with the movies. Being the Indian princess brought that part of my childhood back. It reminded me of how much I love bringing characters to life and making people especially children happy. From babysitting, volunteering at church and classrooms, I am always around children. I am currently studying child psychology, and after understanding more about children, I want to be able to bring happiness to those who are going through hard times. If everyone believed in happiness and magic like children, the world would be a better place.

Kris has been a resident of the Central Coast for 26 years. He graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Agricultural Systems Management and currently works in San Luis Obispo as a Project Manager. He regularly referees or coaches for the Five Cities Youth Basketball League (5CYB) and is currently a tutor for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation. Kris enjoys working with kids and helping them to achieve their dreams. You can often catch Kris around SLO doing some of his favorite hobbies including beach volleyball, surfing, disc golf, tennis, and basketball. Kris is excited for the opportunity to join A Wish Your Heart Makes. 

Michael currently does professional acting, voice, and video work. He has a love for imagination and has published two young reader novels and a novelette on amazon.com. Some of his interests include cooking, gardening, camping, fishing, animals, video games, oceanic life, filmmaking, and astronomy. Michael finds great pleasure in entertaining children and sparking their imaginations, so he fits right in with A Wish Your Heart Makes.

Emilie is a passionate performer who has a love of princesses! She’s currently a vocal performance major at College of the Sequoias in Visalia! She loves bringing joy to others and sharing happy memories! She is excited to get to create magic for children of all ages! She has a love for all things princess and is excited to share that love with others! She’s so happy to be a part of the A Wish Your Heart Makes family! 

Steven

Steve has been acting, singing and dancing for community theaters and school productions since he was 13. His passion is on “the stage” where he can create something bigger than himself with a team by his side. He also feels it is a blessing to bring characters and stories to life for an audience and children; to make their dreams come true with a song or dance. Acting is Being. His other hobbies are video gaming, drawing, music editing, making people laugh AND laughing at the simplest of things (because life is boring if you can’t laugh at anything!).
He always promises to bring magic to “the stage”. In this case, he will bring magic with the “A Wish Your Heart Makes” Team and being a part of the family.

Hannah is a student at Cal Poly and is studying Political Science, but has had a lifelong love of performing! She has grown up dressing as princesses and fairies and putting on little plays for friends and family since she was a little girl. From years of volunteering as a camp counselor to teaching swim lessons, working with kids is a passion of hers, and performing for them is even better. She spent her middle and high school years acting and singing on stage, and the yearly children’s shows were her favorite. Nothing is better than a good fairytale. Bringing joy to children through A Wish Your Heart Makes is a dream come true! family.