Excelsia Alumni

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Inspiring Alumni  

You are in great company as an Excelsia graduate. Our alumni networks include successful people working in an array of sectors, professions and careers across the world. Hear their inspirational stories below:

Excelsia Alumni: Kristelle Zibara

Bachelor of Dramatic Art

This year saw the actor Kristelle Zibara make stage debut as Fatima in James Elazzi’s sold-out show Queen Fatima. The high energy comedy directed by Paige Rattray played at the Riverside Theatres last month as part of the Sydney Festival and received glowing reviews from major mastheads such as the Sydney Morning Herald and ABC News. Zibara admits she was drawn to playing someone who was not the conventional image of beauty.
With intelligence, thoughtfulness and a strong sense of self, Monique Warokka’s distinct creativity and drive has helped her carve out her own identify in the music industry.
Since graduating from Excelsia with a Bachelor of Music, Monique set up her own business 'Roar Music'. The talented entrepreneur was recently chosen as a finalist for a Performing Arts Local Business Award competition in the Northern Beaches. A band director and music educator, Monique’s love for God is so strong, she doesn’t mind what unprecedented challenges life throws at her. Most importantly, Monique believes everyone has something worth saying and believing in.

Excelsia Alumni: Sophya Spann

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Excelsia Alumni Sophya Spann
“Studying online created a fantastic opportunity for me to study, work part-time and still be able to enjoy all aspects of family life. The workshops provided wonderful opportunities to meet other students, which resulted in ongoing collaboration and discussion through forums and personal communication.I chose to study at Excelsia College because I wanted a superior qualification and I could do this by incorporating my Christian beliefs and values."

Excelsia Alumni: Lisa Champion

Master of Counselling

“The Excelsia College Master of Counselling program was a rich learning experience that grounded me in the skills that I needed to advance my counselling career. The best things about the program are its diversity and small classes, which allow for a personal touch, a better perspective and an interactive way of learning."

Excelsia Alumni: Nigel Vaux

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Nigel Vaux Excelsia Alumni
"After many years after working for a church and another Christian organisation, I came to the realisation I'd like to become a school chaplain. As I looked around I saw that Excelsia offered the best degree to achieve my goals and equip me for teaching primary students."

Excelsia Alumni: Talia Chenaye

Bachelor of Dramatic Art

The creative and performing arts industry is one of those fields which requires a combination of passion, persistence, and dedication. Enter Talia Chenaye. Since graduating from Excelsia with a Bachelor of Dramatic Art, the actor has developed a reputation as a force to be reckoned with.

Excelsia Alumni: Ella Sterland

Bachelor of Music

It’s no surprise that Excelsia Bachelor of Music graduate, Ella Sterland, is at the top of her game. With a stellar music career that has spanned over five years, she has repeatedly smashed career goals. With an easy-going, warm and refreshingly down-to-earth approach to the industry, she proves that a fierce passion for her craft underlies everything she does. Since graduating from the College, Ella has gone on to become an outstanding musician, including getting one of her songs played on one of Australia’s most popular alternative music stations Triple J.

Excelsia Alumni: Nicholas O'Regan

Bachelor of Dramatic Art

In the fickle world of the arts, keeping yourself relevant while remaining true to yourself can be tricky to navigate, but Bachelor of Dramatic Art graduate Nicholas O'Regan seems to take it in his stride. Since graduating from Excelsia, Nick has experienced almost a meteoric rise to success through hard work and determination. From establishing a small independent theater company, Matriark Theatre and studying Commedia del’ Arte in Reggio Emila Italy, Nick’s star is shining bright.

Excelsia Alumni: George Zhao

Bachelor of Dramatic Art

Actor and Bachelor of Dramatic Art graduate George Zhao is impressing audiences around the world with his acting work and character portrayals. With wit, charisma and determination, it’s little wonder George has successfully climbed the competitive ladder of acting and performing; going from an Excelsia College student to holding his own right on our screens after a starring role on SBS TV’s drama-comedy series The Family Law.

The Alumni Office

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