WE CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU

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Julia Condon

Owner & Character Performer

Julia, an actor, singer, and entrepreneur, has been performing onstage in the Kansas City Metro since the age of five. When she first appeared as a princess for a charity event in 2015, she fell in love with the magic of character appearances and their ability to bring people together. In 2019, Julia began performing professionally for her first character company, Ever After KC. In the fall of 2020, she took over Upon A Dream and merged the two groups into one. 

Stage credits include Jekyll & Hyde (ensemble), Medda Larkin (Newsies), Hermia (Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream), Evangeline Harcourt (Anything Goes) and more.

Kerensa Monaco

Events Manager 

Kerensa's passion for princess parties bloomed out of her love for musical theatre. She originally performed as a princess in Houston, Texas, but put "princessing" on hold while at the University of Oklahoma. Fast forward, and Kerensa joined Upon A Dream in January of 2020. Currently, she lives in Austin, Texas and works full time as an Account Manager for an Events company, while also serving part time as Upon A Dream's Events Manager.

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Amelia Clark

Amelia lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband, Alex, several chickens, and their cat Liza. She teaches private voice and performs locally. Amelia has a Doctorate of Music in Voice from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She enjoys gardening, making clothes, and baking. 

Athena Horton

Athena is a local mental health professional who shares a passion for the arts! Not only are they working on their Master of Social Work degree, they are an actor, singer, costume designer, and theatrical producer with 10+ years theatrical experience. Athena loves working for Upon A Dream because it provides them the opportunity to not only bring joy into a child's day, but be a part of helping that child see themselves and feel represented when they get a visit from their favorite princess.

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Erica Coleman

Erica has always had a passion for making people feel beautiful. She is a licensed cosmetologist, singer, and is making her debut as an actress. Erica was a Sunday school teacher for many years for young children and finds joy in encouraging creativity and imagination. Being a part of Upon A Dream is a dream come true for Erica as she can dress up, sing, and help children’s dreams come true.

Grace Bamburg

Grace grew up in the Kansas City area and has always loved performing! She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She owns a freelance social media marketing company and loves to perform on the weekends. Some of her previous positions include working as a cast member at the Walt Disney Company in Florida and teaching preschool for four years at Primrose Preschool. During her free time, her favorite things to do are traveling, reading, writing, videography and spending time outdoors.

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Isabel Robb

Isabel has always had a life surrounded by music. She is going into her senior year of high school and has been working with Upon A Dream for a little over a year. Isabel has been involved with her school's theatrical department since her freshman year, and has gotten to be a part of St. James' productions of The Drowsy Chaperone and Hello, Dolly! She is also involved in choir, cross country, and lacrosse when not on stage.

Kaelana Mong

Kaelana is ecstatic to be part of Upon a Dream KC! She is currently getting her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre at Millikin University. Kaelana has worked with Upon A Dream for over a year and nannies on the side. She works well with children and loves the performing arts. Some notable roles Kaelana has taken on include: Katherine Plumber (Newsies), Morgan (Godspell), Roxie Hart (Chicago), and many more.

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Kourteney Halksworth

Kourteney’s love for music, performing and princesses began early. By the age of 6, she was confidently belting “Part of Your World,” on car rides with her mother and sharing with everyone that Aladdin was, in fact, her boyfriend. 

As she grew older, those passions remained and became accompanied by a fierce love for the preciousness of children and the magic they possess.

She studied Musical Theatre at Wichita State University before embarking on her professional acting, dancing & singing career in Kansas City in 2017. 

Kourteney can’t wait to celebrate your little princess/prince with you!

Sarah Schulte

Sarah, soprano, is originally from Chicago, IL and is the Director of Choirs at Park Hill South High School in Riverside, Missouri. Sarah graduated from the University of Missouri in 2018 with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Music Education, Summa Cum Laude, studying voice and opera. Sarah is passionate about music and education in the community, and has held multiple arts advocacy positions, including internships with Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Sarah has sung abroad in China, Sweden, and Estonia, and has performed in local musical theatre and opera productions. When not princessing, Sarah teaches musical theatre with CYT KC and sings professionally with the choral ensemble Te Deum.

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