“Where do you find talent like Vaneeka?” I get asked a lot. “Twickenham,” is my answer. A graduate of St. Mary’s Drama, Vaneeka and I hit it off the second we met. She is one of the funniest, most alive, and exciting young graduates I’ve met and from Day One she’s kept me in stitches.
As part of the Ensemble in Jamie Lloyd’s Cyrano de Bergerac in the West End, Vaneeka has been attracting attention for her “magnificent beatboxing – gulping, pulsing, hissing, ticking” – The Guardian.
As first jobs go this has to be up there as one of the coolest imaginable. I’m biased obviously, but I’d say keep your eye on her. A fashion designer, spoken word artist, beatboxer, grime artist and brilliant actress, Vaneeka is the very definition of a multi-platform artist and there are some very exciting projects on the horizon for her.