Year 2 Tutor – Acting Tutor
Vanessa trained as an actress at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and as a musical theatre performer at the Royal Academy of Music.
TV and film credits include: Hustle, Eastenders (BBC1), Crooked House (BBC4), Dead Ringers (BBC2), Anna (Lead) Bolt, Ladies in Waiting. Theatre credits include: Reena From The Mouths of Mothers (Pleasance), Wolf, Housewife/ MP A Day at the Racist (Finborough) Natella, Caucasian Chalk Circle (Watford Palace), Rasheeda, The Marsh Kings’ Daughter (Byre), Tina, A Homage Behind (London Shakespeare workout-Criterion) Francesca, Property (NT studio), Feste, Twelfth Night (St Barnabus- Soho), Mother, The Tin Drum, (Jerwood Space), Mrs. McCready, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (St Stephens Hampstead), Jerry, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love (Man in the Moon), Cygna, Thirteenth Night (Arches), Lady Macbeth, Macbeth (Tour), Francie, This is My World (Bridewell), Limbo (Tramway), From the Mouths of Mothers (Mosac). Musical theatre credits include: Magenta, Rocky Horror Show (European Tour), Wicked Fairy, Beauty and the Beast (Wellingborough), Mrs Brown, Me and My Girl (Birmingham Alexandra), Chiffon, Little Shop of Horrors (Upstairs at the Gatehoue), Morales, Chorus Line (Gaiety), Side by Side by Sondheim (Lincoln and Louth), Queen, The King and I (BAC).
Alongside her performing career Vanessa has taught extensively. She is currently the acting through song teacher on the BA (Hons) course at Momentum Performing Arts Academy, and prior to that taught acting and acting through song at the Margaret Howard Theatre School. She has guest taught at many colleges including Bird, Ayr, Conel, and The Actors Class. She has taught singing for Questors Theatre and enjoys teaching private classes.
Directing credits include assistant director on The Morning (Pentameters Theatre), and directing musical theatre projects for Momentum PAA and Margaret Howard Theatre School. She is currently in pre-production for her film directing debut, a short film which she has also written.
Vanessa was the founder and manager of the 1940’s singing group The Marjorie Belles. Together they performing live extensively in England and Europe at many famous vintage events, (Goodwood Revival, Ballroom Blitz, Newmarket Racecourse), and countless private functions. They were also featured on BBC Radio 2.