Growing up in the Midwest, Ali looked forward to her family’s annual Walt Disney World Resort vacation, where she fell in love with the world of live entertainment found at Disney’s four theme parks. Upon graduation from Louisiana State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and a minor in Dance, Ali began her Disney career as a Character Performer on the Disney College Program.
Continuing her full-time career in Entertainment at Walt Disney World, she performed in the Main Street Electrical Parade, and with the opening casts of Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, Frozen Summer Fun, and For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration. Ali also discovered her love of facilitation and training while serving as an Operations Training Facilitator and a member of the 2016 Traditions team.
She then transitioned to a Guest Communications Associate role, where she corresponded with Guests and created content for an official Disney account on Twitter. From tracking Cast Member Compliments to assisting Guests virtually to promoting happenings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Ali shared Cast Member’s stories in new and creative ways.
Ali returned to Entertainment in 2018, where she took on roles as a Performance Specialist for all four theme parks, a Communications Manager for Disney Live Entertainment, and a Project Manager who facilitated Cast recognition and assisted in planning an Earth Day Celebration.
Most recently, Ali lead Cast Members as an Entertainment Guest Experience Manager at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.