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Aleah Vassell

2020 MFA in Theatre, Acting Concentration


Aleah Vassell is a Canadian produced by two lovely Jamaican parents who raised her both in Canada and all over the states. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Samford University in 2015 and is currently a third year MFA Acting Candidate here at UTK. She is also Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Hear Me Roar Theatre Company along with her cohort Brenda Orellana. You may have just recently seen her over the summer in Flying Anvil Theatre’s Side by Side by Sondheim, or teaching for various theatre companies. CBT production credits include: People Where They Are (Mrs. Clark), Detroit '67 (Bunny)Christmas Carol (Catherine), Urinetown (Soupy Sue), Candide (Ensemble), Madwoman (Ensemble). Favorite roles performed: Jo in The Legend of Georgia McBride (Flying Anvil Theatre), Deloris in Sister Act (Charleston Stage Company) Judy Haynes in White Christmas (Charleston Stage Company), and Emilie in The Submission (Hear Me Roar Theatre).