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Vanessa Estaniel
Assistant Director

Vanessa Estaniel (Assistant Director) is a Philippine native, trained vocalist of many genres, and a well-rounded musician. Although Vanessa enjoys singing Mozart’s and Donizetti’s melismas and considers center stage as her second home, stage directing is a career path that she will be pursuing after completing her Bachelor of Music in Performance (Voice) at Shenandoah Conservatory. Vanessa serves as the events coordinator of the student-led opera organization on campus, is a voice and piano teacher of her own private studio and a regular performer on the Old Town Winchester Walking Mall. 

Recent credits include:

  • Off-Broadway: Trial on the Potomac by George Bugatti, Stage Crew; Write Act Repertory Theatre NYC, Production Intern
  • Film: Art Garfunkel 2021 Tour Trailer, Production Assistant
  • Educational: Ach Ich COVID: Opera Reimagined, Director, Writer, Performer, (ShenCoLAB 2021); Joy Unbounded directed by Julian Baldwin, Choreographer (opening in November 2021)

Vanessa will be presenting her half recital on December 3, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. in Goodson Chapel – Recital Hall. Praise and glory to God! Many thanks to her family, professors and friends for their unconditional love and support ♥.