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About Us

A Dream Is A Wish Entertainment is Western New York's premier character entertainment company.

We are a team of highly trained and incredibly talented performers with a passion for bringing joy and magic to dreamers of all ages!


Kate is the owner and operator of ADIAW since February 2022. They have been a character performer since 2018. Kate worked the College Program at Walt Disney World in 2013.

Kate's favorite Disney character is Peter Pan. He's a constant reminder to have fun and keep believing in magic, no matter what age you are.

Kate's favorite character to portray is Snow White. She is kind, genuine, sweet, and silly. She is bubbly, energetic, and a timeless, classic character. 

Fun Fact: Kate has over 20 tattoos, including a Princess leg sleeve!

Cortney's favorite Disney character growing up was Ariel from The Little Mermaid because she thought her red hair was gorgeous and she had the prettiest singing voice.

Cortney's favorite character to portray is Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus. She is a hoot!

Fun fact: Cortney sang in the White House in 2013!

Tiffany's favorite character is Rapunzel because she is a lot like her. She loves how Rapunzel will do anything to accomplish her dreams and by chance becomes a hopeless romantic. She is so fearless, caring, and will do anything for her friends.

Tiffany's favorite characters to play are Rapunzel and Tink.

Fun facts: Tiffany loves to travel and has been to over 10 countries.

Her first Disney experience was this year at Disneyland Paris.

She does aerial skills, lyra, and contortion.

Stephanie's favorite Disney character is Belle from Beauty and the Beast. She says, "Although she looks innocent, Belle is courageous and adventurous, and won't let anyone define who she is and who she wants to be. Her kindness, wisdom, and strength is portrayed throughout the whole film, making this movie one of the best from Disney."

Her favorite character to portray is Mirabel. Stephanie feels like she has a lot in common with her. She says, "Mirabel is so brave and full of unconditional love for her family; someone that would go to any lengths to protect the ones she loves." 

Fun facts: Stephanie is from Puerto Rico. She is the eldest of three sisters and a mother of two beautiful girls, Leah and Mikayla. She works as a team lead in a medical clinic. She likes reading, coloring, crafting, baking, dancing, and Harry Potter.

Stephanie is happy to be part of the ADIAW family and to be able to bring a little hispanic/latino culture to your homes.

Emily's favorite character is Megara from Hercules. She loves her sassy attitude and admires how she stays true to herself throughout the story, despite falling in love.

Emily's favorite character to portray is Anna.

Timiyah's favorite Disney character is Kiara from the Lion King 2. Timiyah says, "She’s so brave and unapologetic about wanting to create her own path. I love her independence and her ability to fight for what she wants but also for what’s right." 

She also says, "I am one of 9 siblings so I know what it’s like to feel a little mixed up in a big family but I’ve definitely earned a lot of character development growing up that way." 

Clara's favorite Disney characters are Elsa, Mulan, and Luisa. Clara says, "Elsa's character arc of breaking free is something I relate to. Mulan saved all of China and looked amazing doing it. Luisa literally carried her whole town on her back."

Clara's favorite characters to portray are Elsa, Mulan, Ariel, Belle, Raya, Luisa, and Megara.

Fun facts: Clara is a cosplayer, actor, musician, and massive Trekkie! She will spend hours talking about musicals and movies. In a previous life, she was a theatre critic, a journalist, a truck driver, and everything imaginable in-between.

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