EMC/Dancer Singer Actor
Vanessa Kolby is a performing artist who graduated from Kent State University in May of 2020, earning her
BFA degree in Musical Theatre as well as a Minor in
Dance. She is a proud member of the Equity Member
Candidate program. Vanessa was born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA. From classical ballet to musical theatre, she has had a true passion for performing all of her life. Vanessa's most recent credits include Parade (Ensemble, Sally Slaton U/S, Dance Captain) at Kent State University, Junie B. Jones the Musical (Junie B. Jones), Newsies (Hannah, Bowery Beauty, Newsie, Dance Captain), and Mamma Mia! (Lisa) at Millbrook Playhouse. Through COVID-19, she has found herself working as an educator at lululemon as well as front desk and teaching at Tiny Dancers in the DC area. She is now living in NYC where she belongs, and is ready to pave her way to the Broadway stage. When not performing, you can most likely find Vanessa in a Starbucks gulping down coffee or binge watching her favorite shows and movies on her Roku. She has a love for photography, makeup, nature, Disney, the Bachelor Franchise, and Justin Bieber. Much love to her friends, family and professors for all of their constant love and support.