Having trained as an actor, a voice & dialect coach and a classical musician in London, Vanessa balanced a successful performing career acting, directing and singing throughout the UK, alongside coaching young actors and singers, coaching voice and text work, singing and dialects.
Moving to San Diego, California in 2007, she became active in the theatre and music communities of the city. She held the position of Artistic Director of San Diego Shakespeare Society for three years, producing and directing all their performance and outreach programs. She works regularly at Cygnet Theatre, Moonlight Stage Productions, San Diego Rep., The Welk Resort Theatre, San Diego Musical Theatre, San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera, Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company, Scripps Ranch Theatre, Oceanside Theatre Company, Lamb's Players Theatre, Bodhi Tree Concerts, North Coast Repertory Theatre School and Coronado Playhouse, among others, as well teaching and presenting for UCSD (Osher), SDSU and CSUSM universities.
She has served as a teaching artist for Character Physics, North Coast Rep, Cygnet Theatre, SDSS, and The Globe (London!) Vanessa plays cello and piano and is a member of the UK Actors’ Equity.