Vanessa loves working with people who have a very different medium to play with than her own. Anyone who is interested in finding beautiful marriages between paradoxical worlds are likely to be a great match for collaboration. She loves the idea of blending various mediums, philosophies, and practices in a way that makes sparks fly - successfully, or less than. She enjoys focusing on process-based research and experimentation and revels in the challenge of turning the process work into performative content.
Music Theatre - Stage
Vanessa has both performed and been a part of many musicals and enjoys playing roles that challenge her in all areas of performing. She has been seen as Mimi in Etobicoke Schools for the Arts' production of RENT, Ensemble in RYC's Footloose, and Cheerleader/Ensemble in RYC's High School Musical.
Currently, Vanessa is using her musical theatre background as a platform for working with children's ensembles, show choirs, and schools. She is frequently approached to choreograph for musicals and movement theatre productions.
As a performer her goals involve taking on roles that challenge her acting and voice work, as well as embrace her passion and facility for creative movement and improvisation. Faria is also aspiring to find artistic collaborators with whom to create and produce thought provoking and intricate multi-disciplinary works for stage and film.
Model - Actress
Model Mayhem ID #: 3445535
Voice - Emcee
Vanessa has been a voice actor of various projects for over 12 years and consistently works with Bobally Records to record songs and stories for children learning English. Voice credits include Spider-Man and Friends and Hulk for Marvel™. She has often been asked to Emcee as a result of her charisma and her ability to engage and connect with audiences in a way that allows guests to get comfortable and have a great time at any event!
Whether she is on camera, performing on grand stages, or hosting as an emcee for a special event - she is bound to win your heart, make you sweat, or have you laughing and crying all at the same time.
Vanessa is available for modelling, film, voice, dance, music-theatre, emcee/entertainment bookings and collaborations. She is currently working out of Toronto but is willing to travel and is often available for work in Montreal and Quebec City.
For booking inquiries or proposals please contact Vanessa directly by clicking HERE
Here are just a few of the people I love to work with!
16x14 Collective - The graduating class of STDT2014 has come up with a new collective for making, sharing, and teaching dance as well as creation of various performance works. Currently, in it's early phases of birth and development you can keep an eye out for more news coming in fall 2015! For now, you can follow us whenever you see the #16x14 on social media in posts, events or photos.
Amber Joliat - Fine Art & Movement Curator, Creator of MISFIT-STUDIO
Christopher Willes - Web Design
Darren Austin Hall - Sound & Spiritual Healing
Frederic Lemieux Cormier - Circus
Matthew Chalmers - Film Score Composer and Percussionist
Max Parr - Film
Monika Volkmar - Creator of The Dance Training Project
Omer Yuseker - Dance Photography
Stacey Desilier - Contemporary Dance
Trevor Sherwin - Photographer and Creator of Provocateur Images and Photo Training Workshops
Jonathan Lawley of Hello Video Inc.