Vanessa Strickland is an actor living and working in the Washington DC metropolitan area and is a company member at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick, MD and Young Playwrights Theater in Washington, DC. After graduating with a BFA in Theatre Performance from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Vanessa spent a year and a half as a company member of the Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park. Following her time there, she worked with several area theatre companies including Forum Theatre, Young Playwright's Theatre, Synetic Family Theatre, the Baltimore Dance Project, Deviated Theatre, and Inkwell Theatre.

Vanessa has also performed in several film, industrial, and viral video shoots with local production companies including Take One Digital Media, Running Storm Productions, CAS Video Productions, Digital Bard Video Productions, and Brillhart Media. She has participated in the 2009 and 2010 29 Days Later Film Project and the 2010 48 Hour Film Project for DC and Baltimore.

Outside of her degree from UMBC, Vanessa's training also consists of rod, marionette, and Bunraku puppetry (The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park); musical theatre (Studio Theatre Conservatory), Neutral Mask (Center for Movement Theatre) and background acting with Gale Nemec.

If you are considering in casting or hiring Vanessa, please check the testimonials from several of her employers, cast members, and directors; many of which have worked with her repeatedly.

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