Disney on Ice starts in Vancouver this week and one of the characters is from Quesnel.
21-year old Selena Van Aert plays Riley from the Disney/Pixar movie “Inside Out”…
“Basically she’s a hockey player playing for the Foghorns and she’s trying to gain the courage to win the championship game and her five emotions and the Disney princesses inspire her along the way.”
Van Aert says performing for Disney is a dream come true and she calls it an exciting adventure as they travel from city to city.
Here, she talks about her schedule…
“We do about two weeks of training before our tour actually begins. So that’s our rehearsal period and we’re learning the show and the numbers and the characters and then once we start touring we do anywhere from 7 to 12 shows per week, so that schedule can be a bit busy and a bit crazy at some points, but it all pays off and we work towards a really great show.”
Van Aert says she has been with Disney on Ice for three years now and she hopes to stay on for another couple of years before returning to university to become an elementary school teacher.
Disney on Ice runs Wednesday through Sunday this week at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver.