Stephanie Van Driesen
Actor. Singer. Entrepreneur
Stephanie Ven Driesen has over 12 years of experience and success in the performing arts, having won numerous awards and travelled the world performing for dignitaries, heads of state and has headlined world-class events. She is known for her high level of dedication, passion and mastery of her stage craft and is a well-respected leader in her industry. She has been featured in The Star, New Straits Times, The Sun, The Malay Mail, Utusan Malaysia, Faces Magazine, The Edge, Esquire Malaysia, Malaysian Tatler, NTV7, 8TV Quickie, Bernama TV, Astro Awani, BFM, AFO Radio, Traxx FM, Capitol FM, and Red FM.
With a voice described as “hauntingly beautiful” by NST (2013), award-winning actress and singer Stephanie Van Driesen is best known for her musical theatre lead roles as Sally Bowles in PAN Productions “Cabaret”, Betty in “The Secret Life of Nora” for which she won “Best Performance in a Supporting Role” in 2012 (Kakiseni), Marrying Me: A New Musical, Beth in “Merrily We Roll Along” (2014) and as Marilyn Monroe in her one woman show “Marilyn & Me” which debuted in October 2015. Other credits include Anak Merdeka (Kate), the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Ola Bola: Music from the Movie”, Tangled: The TV Series (Rapunzel Singing Voice: BM dub), Harold Pinter’s Betrayal (Emma) in dual languages: Malay & English at KLPac, and several festival tours with award-winning Malaysian gamelan ensemble Rhythm in Bronze as well as appearances with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Stephanie is also an accomplished voice over artist with over 20 years of experience, a former Radio Announcer with Traxx.FM, and emcee, and will be launching her debut music album “MELBOURNE” in 2019.
She has over a decade working as a trainer and workshop facilitator, both in the performing arts and personal development fields, boasting over 60 productions locally and internationally. In addition to being a full-time postgraduate student, Stephanie continues to run her company, SFA Stage Crafts and bring great value and powerful results to her 1-2-1 private and group coaching clients, who are based all around the world. Her international client portfolio currently spans Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway and Russia.
Stephanie Van Driesen is the Founder and CEO of SFA Stage Crafts, an arts and creative company focused on delivering top-notch training programmes to business leaders, drawing upon the best practices from the performing arts.
2017 – current: MFA Acting (International), East 15 Acting School, University of Essex, UK
2004 – 2007: BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (first class honours),
Recipient of the President’s Award,
LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
2015 Nominee – Best Solo Vocal Performance for “Hakikat Air”
Arus Gangsa by Rhythm in Bronze Gamelan Ensemble
12th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards
2014 Winner – Kakiseni Audience Choice award (Musical Theatre)
Marrying Me: A New Musical
11th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards
2012 Winner – Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Musical Theatre)
The Secret Life of Nora
9th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards
2009 Nominated for Best Musical Direction & Best Production Values (Music)
A Light At Christmas
7th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards