Adriana Ravalli
Actor, Singer, Dancer
CAEA
“I found it moving, seeing the past converge with the present as CCPA graduate Adriana Ravalli channeled the feminist preacher from the actual alter of the synagogue, menorahs alight as she spoke […] It was gorgeous; Ravalli’s vibrato itself was like warm honey.”
– Leah Callen

At the age of three years old, Adriana Ravalli approached her mother to proclaim her humble dream: To be a princess ballerina. Just like that, a career was born. Now, a couple decades, and a wide range of theatrical experience later, while her path may not have taken her into the mythical ranks of tutu nobility, the lifelong passion that was sparked in her three year old self still burns strong in every role, every song, and every performance.

Toronto born, Adriana’s youth in Ontario was spent exploring her love of the performing arts, and she began her specialized training early through local programs. Upon completing her secondary school education at Etobicoke School of the Arts where she majored in musical theatre, she set her sights westbound.

Adriana fondly remembers her arrival in Victoria to study at the Canadian College of Performing Arts as the epitome of her dedication to her craft. During her time at CCPA, she studied a wide range of performance styles and methods under the tutelage of their accomplished and highly respected teachers. Immediately following the completing her Diploma in the Performing Arts, she was cast as the Ray Frank, the lead role in The Rabbi Girl of the Golden West, during which time she was reminded of the incredible capacity that the arts posses to move people on a personal level.

Adriana continued on to perform as Ilse in Spring Awakening, tour with The Virtual Stage in Broken Sex Doll, and join the Arts Club in their production of Rock of Ages. Most recently she debuted in the world premiere of Circle Game, a reimagining of the music of Joni Mitchell, which took place at the Firehall Arts Centre. After a few Ovation Awards and Jessie nominations, the Circle Game cast and crew is currently preparing for and upcoming remount, and tour with the Arts Club, which Adriana could not be more excited for.

Ravalli brings a remarkable depth of character, along with a distinctive and unmistakable joie de vivre to every role she approaches. The passion that drives her to explore the essence of her characters as a vehicle for continuous improvement in her profession is the hallmark of her character, drive, and work.