Vanessa Vivas (she/her) is a Venezuelan actress, director, multi-hyphenate creator, and arts administrator based in NYC. Raised in the city of Doha, Qatar, she has taken her hybrid identity and infused it into her work, focusing on multidimensional storytelling. She is over the moon and beyond grateful to join the cast of CINCO/FIVE with NYCCT! At her core, she hopes to pass on the sheer joy and confidence that theatre and music brought her to the next generation of artists. Selected acting credits include the world premieres of Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares (Quail Bell Productions), Islands Never Say (Grassroots Theatre Co), and the regional premiere of In The Time of the Butterflies (PrimeStage Theatre). She currently serves as the Capes Coordinator at Capes Coaching, the industry’s premiere coaching company, and is the Communications Apprentice at Page 73 Productions. Vanessa is a 2021 graduate of the Theatre Arts program at Point Park University. She is a proud Virgo, is obsessed with her guitar, and can solve a Rubik’s cube in under a minute.