Vanessa Sears is a Dora, Toronto Theatre Critics, BroadwayWorld and Critic’s Pick Award winning artist based in Toronto. Vanessa has starred on stages across Canada in productions like Kinky Boots (Mirvish Productions), Grand Hotel, The Magician’s Nephew, An Octoroon (Shaw Festival), Little Shop of Horrors, Billy Elliot (Stratford Festival), Mary Poppins (Young People’s Theatre), and Caroline or Change (Musical Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre). More recently she has been acting in film and television and training as an RBC Apprentice Director with Musical Stage Company. Passionate about art and activism, Vanessa is also very proud to be on the board of directors for Canadian Green Alliance; a not for profit organization devoted to bridging the gap between theatre and sustainability. Vanessa is ecstatic to be returning to the stage with such a dynamic group of storytellers and wonderers.