Vanessa is a graduate from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music from 2008. She also holds a Diploma of Applied Arts in Vocal Music from Mohawk College from 2006. Vanessa is classically trained in both voice and piano through the Royal Conservatory of Music along with college and university. She also has vocal training in jazz, pop/rock and musical theater styles.
Vanessa has performed KW Philharmonic Youth choir and Symphony 2001 – 2002 as well with The Roanoke Symphony Choir, The Roanoke Opera 2009 – 2011 in Virginia, USA. Vanessa was choral scholar with St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waterloo from 2013 – 2018. Vanessa is a current member of Brantford based choir Arcady Ensemble, and was one of their 2016/2017 Emerging Young Artists.
Vanessa has starred in several local musicals including The Secret Garden, Grease with Believe Musical Theater, and more recently Kitchener Waterloo Musical Production’s (KWMP) Titanic, Lost and Found Theater’s Hello Dolly, JM Drama’s Evita and KWMP’s Jesus Christ Superstar.