Spotlight on Alumni: Marlie Collins

“CCPA was a time of extreme growth, hard work, laughs and even some cries; all of which made me the performer and the person I am today.”

Marlie Collins is a diverse performer and vocalist. She has a background in classical and musical theatre, but her heart lies in soul music. Since graduating from the Canadian College of Performing Arts in 2012, Marlie has played the lead role of “Kira” in Xanadu The Musical and “Sherrie” in Rock of Ages for the Arts Club Theatre Company in Vancouver BC. As a lead vocalist in multiple bands, she has lived and traveled across the globe, to locales such as Malaysia, Vietnam and Dubai.

Alongside her love for music, Marlie is a professional voice actor, film/TV actor, and voice teacher at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music. She has just finished recording her first full-length album that is set to be released in March 2018. Marlie resides in Vancouver, where she continues to play in multiple bands, collaborate, audition, make funny voices and share her musical knowledge with others. For full bio check out