Vanessa was born and raised in Deep River, Ontario. She began performing in school and in community theatre productions from a young age and was encouraged to pursue her passion professionally. This led her to audition for the prestigious Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College. After graduating with High Honours and beginning her career, Vanessa is now an award winning actor based out of Toronto. Currently starring as Mary Poppins at Young People's Theatre, Vanessa will be making her Stratford Festival debut in 2019.