Aly was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. While she was in college, she was accepted into the Disney College Program and started her career as a professional character entertainer, performing as a face character at the Happiest Place on Earth. During her time with Snow White and many other famous characters, Aly fell in love with character performing and quickly developed an intense passion for creating magic, dream building, and empowering young girls to be whatever they wish to be.
After finishing school in Florida, Aly moved back to her hometown with a dream. She poured her heart, soul, and savings account into the creation of Windy City Wishes. When it comes to magic, she doesn't believe in shortcuts. Each character is carefully designed, each performer is specifically trained, and every event is thoughtfully planned out, right down to the last speck of pixie dust.
Walt Disney once said "There is no magic in magic. It's all in the details" and his statement holds true with Windy City Wishes.
Experience the difference, experience the quality, experience the MAGIC. If you're 1 or 100, Windy City Wishes will make all of your wishes come true...
...and we can't WAIT to make magic with you!
Margaret Rogers is a Chicago-based actress who received her Theatre Arts Degree at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. When she isn’t spreading magic and love with Windy City Wishes, she can be found onstage performing in theatres across Chicago. Her favorite princesses include Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Anna. Margaret loves portraying such strong, intelligent, and fun role models for Windy City Wishes.
Julia gets to live out her childhood dream of being a princess by working as a character performer for Windy City Wishes! She loves all things whimsical, and her pastimes include reading/writing poetry, as well as dancing. She started lessons at the age of 5, and was on her high school dance team; her true passion, however, is working with children. She is a registered behavior technician and licensed paraprofessional, who believes in spreading joy wherever she goes. Julia is looking forward to creating magic memories with you!
Rebecca is thrilled to be making her Windy City Wishes debut! Some of her favorite royal friends include Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, Belle and Queen Elsa. Rebecca recently received her BA in Theatre from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota where she specialized in Musical Theatre Performance. Some of her favorite past roles at SMU include Amalia Balash in She Loves Me, Claire in Fuddy Meers, and Natalie Goodman in Next to Normal. Rebecca looks forward to making magic in Chicagoland with this wonderfully talented group of individuals!
Thomas is currently a Junior Musical Theatre student at JJC. Recent acting Credits include Ren McCormack in Footloose, Troy Bolton in High School Musical, Simon Zealotes in Jesus Christ Superstar, and Princeton in Avenue Q. Thomas plans on completing his Associates Degree in Musical Theatre then transferring to a larger university to begin his Bachelors in the same field. Thomas is our resident Prince Charming, as he gets to spend his time with most of our handsome male characters including: Prince Charming, Prince Eric, Snow Prince, Flynn Rider, and Peter Pan.
Event Manager, Casting Director, Performer
Born and raised in south Chicagoland, theater has always been a part of Brian’s life. Brian has worked on many productions in both the theater and television world. Past experiences includes, Character performing, SickHouse Haunted House, The M&M Store, and Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights. Brian currently teaches acting and is finishing his bachelors degree at Columbia College Chicago! With seven years as a Cast Member at Walt Disney World, Brian is excited to be a part of Windy City Wishes and bring his passions together to create memorable magic for those around Chicagoland!