Hi! I'm Vanessa, and first off I want to thank you so much for stopping by.
I’m an actress/singer/puppeteer and teaching artist here in NYC. I was born and raised in Salinas, CA and graduated with my B.A. in Theatre Arts from California State University Fresno and immediately moved to NYC. I always knew that New York was where I needed to be as an artist, but never could have dreamed of the amazing community I've been lucky enough to be a part of.
I've been honored to be able to work at amazing theatre companies in many capacities as an actor throughout NY including Theater Row, The Atlantic Theatre, The PIT, SoHo Rep, EST, Superhero Clubhouse, and The Bushwick Starr.
From musical theatre to devised theatre, to the screen, I am constantly working to sharpen my skills and make every moment count; not only as an artist but as a person of the community.
I passionately believe in ensemble work and collaboration and strive to cultivate an enriching, and supportive, creative environment in all that I do. I believe in lifting each other up, making theatre accessible for all, and giving back to our community through the arts. I work as a teaching artist on several youth and arts ed. programs in Bushwick, with The Bushwick Starr, an amazing Obie winning, non-profit theater in Brooklyn. I do youth and community programming for The Bushwick Starr, so if you're interested in my community and arts ed background let's chat about it!
I’m also a core member of Superhero Clubhouse, a theater company that works at the intersection of ecology and theater to enact justice, cultivate hope, and inspire a thriving future. I'm very interested in living an Eco-friendly life and filling the gap between theatre and Eco-conscious practices.
I am always looking for opportunities to work with other artists that share a like-minded point of view and would love to work with you!
I hope we get to collaborate very soon! Be well!