Vanessa Cardoso-Whelan

Playwright and Actor – Saudade

Vanessa Cardoso -Whelan (she-her) is a playwright, multidisciplinary artist, street performer and clown from Brazil, with a passion for contemporary theatre and body movement awareness, especially related to Flamenco dancing. Graduating in Theatre Arts in 2004, she has performed with several artistic groups onstage and in street productions, as an actress, Flamenco dancer, puppeteer and fire flow dancer.

Vanessa has been actively engaged in the local arts scene since moving to NL in 2014, participating in diverse artistic workshops and festivals. Currently wearing different hats she’s involved in theatre productions, TV shows, dance adventures and clown studies.

Vanessa also loves to “play with fire” and perform as a Living Statue in the streets when the weather is nice.