Speech and Drama Convenor
Vanessa has over 20 years’ experience in the performing arts and is a specialist speech and drama teacher. She shares her knowledge with young people as Speech and Drama Coordinator at a private school in Bayside. Her experience and skills range from teaching, curriculum development, writing, producing, directing and adjudicating. Her students have enjoyed success in amateur and professional performance and have also successfully auditioned for entry into tertiary study of performing arts at leading institutions including VCA and WAAPA. Vanessa attained a Bachelor of Arts from LaTrobe Univeristy with honours in Theatre and Drama along with qualifications from Trinity College London and Melbourne University. Vanessa has lead hundreds of students through the external examination process from initial grades through to performance diplomas in Musical Theatre, Public Speaking and Speech and Drama. Vanessa has a musical background and studied violin and classical voice. She is passionate about youth theatre and the life applicable skills that the performing arts offer.