Department of Theatre

Vanessa Beyland

Lecturer in Theatre (Dance)
Vanessa Beyland

Office Location

51 College Ave., USM Gorham Campus


(207) 780-5480

Academic Degrees

  • BFA Dance, NYU Tisch School of the Arts


Vanessa Beyland has been teaching Musical Theater Dance at USM since 2005. In addition she has choreographed for the USM productions of The Mystery of Edwin Drood; The Pajama Game; Die Fledermaus;  Dance USM and the upcoming Catch Me If You Can.  Additional choreography credits include: PORTopera - Rigoletto; Portland Ballet Company - Dance for the Cure; By Request; Portland Dances!The Best of Broadway 2009-2012;  Portland Symphony Orchestra - Magic of Christmas; WHS - 42nd Street; A Funny Thing…Forum; Guys and Dolls; The Wizard of Oz; Bye, Bye Birdie; Stages Academy - Les Miserables; Jekyll and Hyde; The King and I; WCST - Legally Blonde; Lyric Music Theater - Annie Get Your Gun and Dramatic Repertory Company - [Title of Show].Vanessa is currently on the staff at Portland Ballet, and is a Guest Artist with Portland Ballet Company. She also teaches at Waynflete School. Her performing credits include work in NY, NJ, CT, PA, CA, NH and ME with school, community and professional companies. She holds a BFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.