Vanessa Matthews

Actor, Model, Dancer

London, United Kingdom
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Physical Details

Height:
165 cm / 5ft 5in
Ethnicity:
Other
Weight:
60 kg / 132 lbs
Skin color:
Brown
Chest:
81 cm / 32 in
Eye color:
Black
Waist:
68 cm / 27in
Hair color:
Black
Hips:
99 cm / 39in
Hair length:
Medium
Dress Size:
8 - 8
Hair type:
Afro

Credits

2016
  • Working man's college : Introduction to Teaching level 2
2015
  • Middlesex University : Ba (Hons) Dance Performance 2:1
2012
  • Identity Drama School : Acting
  • Hackney Community College : BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) (QCF), Double Grade Distinction* Distinction

Acting

Acting experience

Previous unpaid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • UK English
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern

I trained at Identity Drama School for 2 years
I have a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) (QCF), Double Grade Distinction* Distinction.

-Model/Dancer in Charlie Kay’s Music Video for his Debut Single ‘Vimbai’
-Dancer for Artist Patroranking (feat Sarkodie) music video ‘No Kissing Baby’
-Dancer for Artist Sophia Mackayart’s music video for her new song ‘Make A Step’ ft Jay Maneira
-Dancer for Artist D Prince music video ‘Worldwide’
-Dancer in Kmoore’s Music Video ‘London Don’
-Dancer in Jess Baddie’s Dancehall video shoot
-Dancer in Nizzy’s music video for his latest song ‘Rashida’
-Third Year choreographic Dance Film
-The Mourners, Choreography : Ballet Boyz, Channel 4 Random Acts
-Caberet Theatre Production at Hoxton Theatre, female lead: Sally Bowles

Modeling

Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work


2016
-Model for Dimensions Entertainment Carnival Costumes.
-Model/Dancer in Charlie Kay’s Music Video for his Debut Single ‘Vimbai’
-Dancer for Artist Patoranking (feat Sarkodie) music video ‘No Kissing Baby’
-Dancer for Artist Sophia Mackayart’s music video for her new song ‘Make A Step’ ft Jay Maneira
-Dancer for Artist D Prince music video ‘Worldwide’
-Dancer in Kmoore’s Music Video ‘London Don’
-Dancer in Jess Baddie’s Dancehall video shoot
-Dancer in Nizzy’s music video for his latest song ‘Rashida’
-Third Year choreographic Dance Film
-The Mourners, Choreography : Ballet Boyz, Channel 4 Random Acts

TV & Reality

Past work
2016
• Model/Dancer in Charlie Kay’s Music Video for his Debut Single ‘Vimbai’
• Dancer for Artist Patroranking (feat Sarkodie) music video ‘No Kissing Baby’
• Dancer for Artist Sophia Mackayart’s music video for her new song ‘Make A Step’ ft Jay Maneira
• Dancer for Artist D Prince music video ‘Worldwide’
• Dancer in Kmoore’s Music Video ‘London Don’
• Dancer in Jess Baddie’s Dancehall video shoot
• Dancer in Nizzy’s music video for his latest song ‘Rashida’
• Third Year choreographic Dance Film

2012
• The Mourners, Choreography : Ballet Boyz, Channel 4 Random Acts

Dancing

Dancing ability

Intermediate


Dance styles
  • Contemporary

I am a recent graduate with a 2:1 degree in Ba (Hons) Dance Performance. I am trained in Contemporary, Dancehall, Afro/Caribbean and Commercial Dance. I am a beginner in salsa dance and static trapeze.

Past work
2016
• Atumpan & Camilla Destiny Music video 'Rewind'
•Charlie Kay’s Music Video for his Debut Single ‘Vimbai’
•Artist Patroranking (feat Sarkodie) music video ‘No Kissing Baby’
•Dominic Pierre music video 'dance now'
•Sophia Mackayart’s music video for her new song ‘Make A Step’ ft Jay Maneira
•D Prince music video ‘Worldwide’
•Kmoore’s Music Video ‘London Don’
•Jess Baddie’s Dancehall video shoot
•Nizzy’s music video for his latest song ‘Rashida’
•Miss Barbados UK, performed with Invasion dance crew
2015
•East London Dance Blueprints, performed with notetoSELF DanCe Company at Stratford Circus Arts Centre
•Creation Box Arts Festival, performed with notetoSELF DanCe Company
•notetoSELF DanCe Company video shoot
•Chisenhale Dance Show, performed with notetoSELF DanCe Company’s two new works ‘The Inner You’ and ‘Scratch the Surface’
•Middlesex University’s Third Year Final Performance at Arts Depot, performed in Helen Kindred’s New Work
•Middlesex Dance Society Show at the Grove Theatre, performed in my own choreographic work ‘Don’t Walk Away’. Middlesex University
•Third Year Final Choreography Presentations at the Grove Theatre Middlesex University, performed in Abigail Gibson’s New Work ‘Enter the Endocrine’
• Third Year choreographic Dance Film
• Move it Dance Convention Placement

2014
• Middlesex Dance Society Show at the Grove Theatre, performed in Simeon Walker’s new work ‘Mdx is Burning’. Middlesex University
• Second year choreography at The Grove Theatre, performed in Jessica Smith’s New work ‘Cirqe’.
• Youth dance at One Kx, assisted Leroy dos de Santos from Flawless.
• Blueprint, performed with Blanc Canvas dance at Stratford Circus Theatre.
• AkomaAsa School for Arts Performers two week summer intensive, assisted the teachers and the kids with their tasks.
2013
• Middlesex University Second year choreography at The Grove Theatre, performed in Simeon Walker’s New Work ‘2:37 am’ and Claudia McQue’s New Work

Past Dance United Performance work:

• New work, Choreography: Ben Duke – Lost Dogs, The Place
• City Stories, Choreography: Abi Mortimer - Lîla Dance, U.Dance 2014, Nottingham
• City Stories, Choreography: Abi Mortimer - Lîla Dance, London Academy 3 Week Performance, Bernie Grant Arts Centre
• City Stories, Choreography: Abi Mortimer - Lîla Dance, Move Exhibition, Wandsworth
• City Stories, Choreography: Abi Mortimer - Lîla Dance, U.Dance at Laban Conservatoire
• City Stories, Choreography: Abi Mortimer - Lîla Dance, Two Temple Place
2013
• Silver, Choreography: Lee Smikle, Dance and Lifelong Wellbeing Conference, Royal Academy of Dance
• Silver, Choreography: Lee Smikle, U. Dance Festival at Laban Conservatoire
2012
• The Mourners, Choreography : Ballet Boyz, Channel 4 Random Acts
• Roost, Choreography: Kwesi Johnson, A Holding Space, The Place
• The Performance, Choreography: Siobhan Maguire-Swartz and John Ross, Opening of Koestler Exhibition, Southbank Centre
• Roost, Choreography: Kwesi Johnson, London Academy Graduation, The Platform Theatre
• The Performance, Choreography: Siobhan Maguire-Swartz and John Ross, Arrival of Olympic Torch, Kings Cross St. Pancras
• The Performance, Choreography: Siobhan Maguire-Swartz and John Ross, Big Dance-Sadler’s Wells, Granary Square-Kings Cross
• The Performance, Choreography: Siobhan Maguire-Swartz and John Ross, Festival of the World, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
• The Performance, Choreography: Siobhan Maguire-Swartz and John Ross, Celebrate the City, Cheapside Street
• Roost, Choreography: Kwesi Johnson, World Refugee Day, Matrix Chambers
• Cabaret, played the role of Sally Bowles for my final year performance at Hackney Community College

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