Actor | Voice Actor | Singer Songwriter | Music Producer
Vanessa is an alchemist of the arts. At her true core, she is a storyteller, and her story began early on. Born in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, Vanessa started composing music and expressing her way through theatre at a young age. Vanessa went on to study Theatre at Concordia University, dabbled in other forms of performing arts training outside of school, and eventually dove head first into a music career. Vanessa has been writing songs and performing across stages in north america and the UK for years. Touring as a jazz singer, vocalist in indie bands and on other artists records to begin with, Vanessa carved out a vocal path. Now, whether as a solo artist or with her hand, Vanessa's own performer pseudonym Ness Nost is a fierless act that packs a punch on stage. Relatable and poignant subject matter including the plight of being a woman, misogyny, heartache and the search for more are just some of the topics woven into the fabrics of her original music. Vanessa, or Ness if you will, has put out her debut EP "Working Hours" independently, writing, performing and producing the whole record to wide acclaim both in Canada and the UK. When Ness isn't writing and performing music she is working on her other vocal passion: voice acting. Whether it's commercial or character, Vanessa manages to inject every note of any script she gets with lyricism and humanity. In the last couple of years Vanessa has taken her talents to the screen, and recently landed her first role in a feature film. Vanessa has a passion for working on projects that tell the truth and send important messages back out into the world, she stands up for what she believes in, and will never stop creating.