I’d love to see [the industry] grow into something where we no longer have to worry about fighting for equal opportunities and it just is – all the while continuing to make something great with passion at the forefront. And, at the end of the day, I just want to be a part of that.”
After attending university in NY and England for her passions - performance and filmmaking - Vanessa received a degree in marketing and advertising. She has a diverse background in Creative Direction which includes film, video, sound, graphic design and marketing.
Creative Direction propelled Vanessa to fervently follow her passion in front of - and behind - the camera. She has acted, and continues to act, in an array of new media, episodic series, industrials, and short and feature films.
In addition to regional performance academies, Vanessa has trained with the Stella Adler Studio of Acting/Art of Acting for Acting Technique, The Juilliard School for Voice, The Groundlings School for Improvisation, and is a Specialized Training Alumni with The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Camera Acting for Film and Television.
Vanessa's also had a variety of skilled instruction, such as fight choreography with Stuart Wilson (Owner of Action Acting & Bruce Willis' stunt double), and has studied martial arts from an early age.
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