Vanessa Immink is an emerging wāhine Māori/Pākēha theatre maker, producer and marketer, with experience in touring large scale international productions to independent solo shows, as well as marketed and publicised dozens of independent events over the past seven years across New Zealand.
Vanessa has a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Performing Arts) Majoring in Musical theatre from Whitiriea New Zealand.
Vanessa is the founder and creative producer of The Co - Lab, a Wellington-based theatre company, created in 2016 with a focus on producing emerging Māori and Pasifika artists’ new theatre work. She has toured works throughout New Zealand as well as Perth and Adelaide festivals.
Vanessa has just finished a 6-month contract as Senior Programmer at Adelaide Fringe Festival and is currently the Senior Producer & Development Strategist for Kia Mau Festival, a Māori, Pasifika and Indigenous arts festival in Wellington, New Zealand.