Vanessa has worked on numerous productions in film, theatre, tv, radio and voiceover.
In 2007, she won the Best Female Actor Award at The Melbourne Underground Film Festival for her lead role in Nocturne, Night of The Vampire distributed by TROMA.
The film was accepted into the main program of The Athens Film Festival, The Cork Film Festival, The Brussels Fantastic Film Festival, The Portobello Film Festival and Broet. Vanessa was flown over as a guest.
In 2009, Vanessa was one of 12 students selected worldwide to study with Oscar-winning film director Mike Nicholls in New York, as part of the New Actors Workshop Summer School. That year, she was also a guest at the Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival in Bruges, where a short film she starred in -- premiered.
In 2010, Vanessa won a second Best Female Actor Award at The Melbourne Underground Film Festival for her lead role in Crazy In The Night.
In 2015, Vanessa was crowned ‘Most Promising Australian Actress Of The Month’ by StarCentral Magazine. She also made it onto their HOT list.
In 2017, Vanessa spent 6 months training at the esteemed Actors Centre in London and also had the great privilege of performing her one-woman-show in the West End.