Where It All Began
Singing has always been Vanessa's passion. The human voice is so complex that she was entranced with it at a very young age. Due to her exposure to Disney movies and Disney Channel, she began singing at 5 years old and would be involved in her school's talent shows! Once middle school began, she joined the chorus and the course of her life changed. Not one year has gone by where she hasn't been performing.
She continued her music education into college where she graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at Azusa Pacific University, a highly accredited university. She trained with top professionals in the music industry whom have performed with the LA Master Chorale and the LA Opera. Vanessa performed in their top choir, Chamber Singers, and other ensembles, including Masterworks Chorale, Opera, University Choir, and Undone A Capella. Following her last year of college, she opened up Vanessa Alexis Studio.
Professional Teaching Career
Vanessa opened her own studio, Vanessa Alexis Studio, with an emphasis in voice teaching and coaching right after her college graduation in 2020. She has then since expanded into beginning piano & ukulele teaching. She currently has more than 20 active students in her own studio and at Rising Stars Performing Arts Studio in Walnut, where she began in 2021.
Professional Performance Career
Vanessa is a classically trained vocalist and is self-taught in pop. She has worked as a professional soprano section leader for local churches since 2018. She currently performs at FBC Pasadena. On top of her church gig, she worked at Disneyland as a character performer for five years, but left in 2022 to focus on her musical growth. It provided her a huge experience in performance, and it was an amazing experience for her to work with such a professional company. Since graduation, she has performed in a number of groups. During the 2021 Christmas season, she performed with The Holiday Carolers as an alto vocalist and plans to continue with that group this upcoming holiday season! Most recently, she was welcomed into The Swing Tones as an alto vocalist, where she will be performing for weddings, corporate events, and many more. Her biggest pop accomplishments have been performing as a featured artist at 626 Night Market in Arcadia in 2021 & releasing her first song, "Written On Your Face" in 2022.