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VANESSA NOWITZKY
Height: 5’4”
Weight: 105 lbs
Hair: brown
Eyes: dark brown
Ashland, Oregon
singdancer@gmail.com

STAGE
2012 Molly (soprano), Peasant Cantata, Jefferson Baroque Orchestra, Ashland, OR
2012 Sally (alto), Snoopy!!!, Randall Theatre, Medford, OR
2009 Bungee, trapeze and lyra, In the Box, Le Cirque Centre, Ashland, OR
2008 Snow White (sing on trapeze), Choreography Showcase, Le Cirque Centre, Ashland, OR
2007 Ariel’s Shadow (sing on rope), The Tempest, Libby Appel, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ensemble, Romeo and Juliet, Bill Rauch, OSF, Ashland, OR
2006 Singdance on trapeze, “Emerging Light” ~ Sun Standing Still, chor. Peggy Paver, composer V. Nowitzky, Winter Solstice Concert, Dancing People Co., Dec. 21 & 22, Ashland, OR
2005 Little Man, Rogue Opera School Tour, Bruce Hostetler/ David MacKenzie, (Elementary & secondary schools in S. Oregon and N. California),
2004 The Queen of the Night, Rogue Opera School Tour
2003 Hansel, Rogue Opera School Tour
2004 Cousin Hebe, H.M.S. Pinafore , Richard Sheldon, Rogue Opera, OR
2000 Rapunzel, Into the Woods (staged reading) R. Jessup, Rogue Music Theatre
1996 Zaneeta, The Music Man, Richard Jessup, RMT, Grants Pass, OR
1995 Third Witch, Macbeth , San Jose Stage Company, San Jose, CA
1994 Shirley Talley, Fifth of July, Clinton Turner Davis, OSF, Ashland
1994 Singer/ ensemble, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Nagle Jackson, OSF, Ashland

TELEVISION AND FILM
2010 Contestant, sing on trapeze, America’s Got Talent, NBC, Portland, OR
2006 Artistic Director/Performer, Singdancing Exercises, RVTV, local cable, Ashland, OR
2002 Lead, Love’s Biggest Idiot, Peter Quince, Miracle Prods., Ashland
1990 Marylou (school girl), A Girl of the Limberlost, Wonderworks, PBS, OR

CREATIVE EXPERIENCE
2009 Composed songs, finished screenplay, created demo CD for The Rainforest, a musical animation commissioned by producer Fred Caruso (Blue Velvet, The Godfather)
2001 on- Artistic Director, choreographer and composer of The Singdancing Company, Ashland, OR.
Presented singdancing compositions and improvisations throughout the Rogue Valley, including It’s About Dance! regional choreographers’ concert at Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, Medford; Ballet Rogue’s Ballet in the Park, Lithia Park; Dance Variations, Grants Pass Performing Arts Center; Horizon Institute concerts; Love’s Labors and Open House Green Show at OSF; Suzee Grilley’s Open Stages; “The Creek” for Jefferson Nature Center.
1999 Portion of original choral / kvaeðaskapur piece “Kall” (poem by Thorvaldur Thorsteinsson) aired on Icelandic radio, channel 1, Reykjavík, Iceland.
1994 Composed music, wrote script, performed leading role and produced readthrough/ singthrough of original musical Werewolf Blues with Cygnet Theater at the Ashland New Plays Festival, OR. Now available in screenplay format.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Movement and vocal coach for SOU theater dept. production of The Jungle Book in 2006. Taught singdancing through Extended Campus Programs, 2005-06. Gave the SOU choir department a free singdancing workshop and performance in 2004, under the supervision of Paul French. Gave the AHS choir department a free singdancing workshop and performance in 2003, under the supervision of Russ Otte. Taught singdancing to children ages 8-11 at Oregon Conservatory of Performing Arts, 2003. Taught singdancing to members of the Singdancing Company, 2001 on. Offered singdancing classes weekly to the community, 2001-05. Individual singdancing, voice, music composition lessons, 1998 on. Music-directed original songs in productions for Actors’ Theater of Ashland, 1989-91.

AWARDS / ASSOCIATIONS
2007 on Member of Cirque Eloize Talent Bank as singing trapeze artist
2005 Alden B. Dow Creativity Fellowship, in residence June 13-Aug. 19, Midland, Michigan.
2003 on Member of Cirque du Soleil Talent Bank as actor

EDUCATION
1997-2000 B.F.A. Music. Composition, voice, dance. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1996-97 Music composition, voice, acting, dance. Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
1996-2003 Dance, music, general. Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
1991-93 Certificate. Acting. Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Santa Maria, CA

SELECTED SPECIALIZED SKILLS
Soprano/alto any style (G below mid.C- high B). Finale music composition software. Aerial arts: trapeze, infinity ring, lyra. Juggling: balls, clubs, torches, passing. World folk singing/dance styles. Icelandic folksong. Capoeira. Raw vegan cuisine.

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