spacerArtarmon Progress Association Logo
     Established 1914
decor line     Home Home | LinksLinks | Contact Us Contact Us

News and Events

Gazette Article

Youth Voice
Making it: Two of Artarmon's young residents, Sami Marsh and Ross Dickson are making strides in their chosen careers. These are their stories

Young Artarmon resident Sami Marsh is heading for the land of big screens and big dreams to fulfill her life's passion. Next month, she will be flying out to Los Angeles and New York with GleeClub Australia.

The 21 year-old UWS student is part of Glee, a phenomenon taking the world by storm.

She had been involved with the Australian Institute for Performing Arts in Naremburn since the age of eight but a bad hip injury in 2008 put her life on the stage on hold for a while.

That story changed when an out-of-the-blue phone call from the company asked if she would be interested in going on the GleeClub tour.

"It was just such an amazing offer and I'm not going to let anything hold me back this time," she said.

Sami will be performing at many famous locations, including Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm and on Hollywood Blvd as well being seen and taught by some of the big names in the industry, including the director and chorographer of the hit show Glee.

The Australian performers have been training hard for their tour and boot camp style rehearsals and fitness regimes will continue till they depart on December 1.

Sami is so excited by her upcoming adventure and she cannot wait to be under the spotlights of Broadway!

For more information on GleeClub, go to:

Ross Dickson, 28, is the young owner of HOW Hair On Wilkes hairdressing salon. He is also vice president and one of the longest-standing members on the APA executive committee as head of the Arty youth sub-committee, which has been organising the Star Search young talent quest.

"Working in Artarmon enables me to keep up to date with local community news and play an active role in the APA," he says.

Ross, who is born and bred in Artarmon, told the Gazette it was a natural step, once he completed his training six years ago, to start a business in his neighbourhood. He takes pride in offering one-on-one service to his customers.

His creative interests have motivated him to expand beyond the hair salon. His hairdressing skills are increasingly in demand at photoshoots for magazine advertising and fashion pages; television commercials and film productions.

Ross has just completed a Halloween inspired outdoor photo shoot at Gore Hill Cemetery. The aim of the shoot was to showcase on his HOWhair website his skills, those of local photographer, Wendy Atking; and aspiring actors and models.

"My role was design, which included choice of location, set, hair styles and fashion accessories," he said. "It was a blast!"

If you want to get involved in Arty, contact Ross on:

Courtesy of Gazette November 2011
arrow Previous -  Next arrow


Willoughby City Council Logo
Sami ... fulfilling her dream


Willoughby City Council Logo
Ross ... Halloween inspired





    Home | About Us | News and Events | Artarmon Gazette | Artarmon Fair | Young Artarmon
Heritage and Conservation | Local Information | Links and Sponsors | Contact Us
© 2018 - Artarmon Progress Association Inc.
Website terms of use.