Bio

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Photo by: Karolina Turek

Tessa started performing at the young age of six, when she was selected to sing “Tomorrow” in the Pacific National Exhibition competition.  From then on she has never left the stage. She studied musical theatre at Lindbjerg Academy for many years and then took part in the half-day dance training program at Tri-City Dance Centre.

She then later attended Capilano University for the Classical Music program where she majored in Classical Voice.  After receiving her Diploma in Music, she traveled around Europe with the school choir for a month.  Her first professional performance was, All Shook Up, with Chemainus Theatre Festival and Gateway Theatre where she played the young and in love Lorraine.

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Two years later, Tessa went back to study acting at Studio 58. Such roles include, Menu in Elbow Room Café: The Musical (Phase 1), Kate in Retail, The Musical and Jojo in the world premier of George F. Walker’s play The Crowd.  She received the Carol Chrisjohn award for a passion in theatre along with the Koerner Foundation Award, BC Arts Council Scholarship and the Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship.

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She is now a graduate of Studio 58.  Her final performance being her own play entitled, My Choice, which deals with the struggles of a pregnant woman. She is now a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Performing Arts.  For the final production, the cohort created an original show entitled, Anamnesis, which Tessa created a sound design for.

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In her spare time, Tessa loves travelling and visiting her brother in Paris.  She loves horses, knitting, math and eating.  She also lives a vegan lifestyle and loves making new recipes. Use her hashtag #veganfortessa

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