The success story of a former Warrington Collegiate student who has performed in London’s West End and now works at Disneyland Hong Kong is being used to inspire current students to follow their passion.
Ariane Sallis, from Golborne, has done extremely well since leaving Warrington Collegiate, having landed herself a job most could only dream of, working as a vocalist/actor at Disneyland Hong Kong.
The 22-year-old, who plays the role of Merida in ‘Mickey and the Wondrous Book’ has also been given the opportunity to take on the prestigious role of Hong Kong Disneyland’s English speaking host/presenter.
Ariane studied Performing Arts at the Winwick Road campus between 2010 to 2012 when she was pushed by tutors to pursue her passion and to audition for London drama schools.
After travelling back and forth to London, Ariane was accepted into London College of Music on their Musical Theatre degree and from there she graduated with a First Class degree.
Since graduating in June, she has already had over five professional jobs including touring shows and ‘Jurassic Lark the Musical’ in London’s West End.
She said: “Warrington Collegiate taught me many skills I have used in the industry including audition technique, vocal support, acting technique but most of all confidence in what I do.
“After performing in shows at the College, it was here I decided that this was not just a hobby and that I wanted to perform as a career.”
Ariane added: “I can honestly say without hesitation that if it weren’t for the tutors, staff and friends I made at Warrington Collegiate, I don’t think I would be where I am today.”
One of Ariane’s tutors was Sindy Richardson, Curriculum Leader for Creative and Performing Arts.
She said: “It’s absolutely incredible to see how well Ariane has done since leaving the College and how she is using the things she learned here to help further her career. Hearing about her success is sure to be a real inspiration to our current students. We’re passionate about ensuring our students reach their full potential and go on to have careers and exciting experiences in the industry just like Ariane.”