Ayla Bellamy

Ayla is excited to make her debut in this magical production with the New York Children’s Theater. She fills her time practicing music, perfecting her craft as a hair and makeup artist, and playing with her dog. She received her BFA in performance at Savannah College of Art and Design. She enjoys exploring and getting to know New York City, and can’t wait to see what lies ahead.

Tell us a little bit about where you’re from!

My family is from MD and Va but I have lived in many places in my life. I do call Maryland home and I have a huge family there, and the seasons are perfect.

If I became a character in my favorite fairy tale I would be Pocahantas. I feel like I have a personal connection with her, being native American, and she is such a strong character. Despite the limitations of her being a woman in a tribe run by men and being overrun by male foreigners, she held strong to her beliefs. She fought for justice through peace and never let anyone tell her what she could and could not do.

My favorite children’s book is Where the Sidewalk Ends. I’ve always loved poetry and it let me dive into that love with a silly and very imaginative perspective.

Three things most people would be surprised to learn about me are: 

1. I make many believable animal sounds.

2. I love doing accents.

3. I have 6 sibling and I’m allergic to several fruits.

The Emperor’s New Clothes and More Magical Stories is a beautiful magical story that reminds us that we can learn so much about ourselves and our strength when we jump into the world of stories and appreciate the magic around us.