"But, on a deeper level, Ariel is extremely intelligent and sensitive who cares immensely about fixing the broken relationship with her father, as well as what people around her think. At times, the role can be quite physically challenging because of the high-intensity dancing and singing.
"Combining the two elements together has been something I have been working on throughout this experience, attempting to build up my stamina and strength while performing. It's also hard to find the balance between Ariel's sensitive side and her tough side, which is something I really want to convey."
Involved in the performing arts from a young age, Mayarn started acting classes with Queensland's BC Music Education before moving to WA and discovering her passion for musical theatre at the Acting Up Drama School in Busselton. After being accepted into the gifted and talented musical theatre program at John Curtin College of the Arts, she went on to play lead roles in Bring it On, The Addams Family and Fiddler on the Roof.
"As soon as I saw the Footloose auditions, I instantly knew it would be a high-energy and exciting show to be in and I haven't been proven wrong! Having seen the original movie, I remembered how incredible the dancing looked and how great the songs were, and I really wanted to experience the stage version of this classic 80s film."