Adriana Ravalli
Actor, Singer
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 artistic 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 to study at the Canadian College of Performing Arts.

Immediately following the completion of her Diploma in the Performing Arts, she was cast as 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 possess to move people on a personal level.

Adriana continued on to perform and tour with many theatre companies across Canada, including Talk is Free Theatre, the Virtual Stage, the Yukon Arts Centre, Arts Club Theatre, Firehall Arts Centre, Persephone Theatre and more. She also had the pleasure of spending most of 2017/2018 sailing around South America as a singer on with Norwegian Cruise Lines on the Norwegian Sun.

Adriana is honoured to have been a nominee and recipient of several awards for both performance and choreography, including the CTC Awards, Ovation Awards, and the Jessie Awards.

Most recently, Adriana has been performing in the original Canadian work, Circle Game: a Reimagining of the Music of Joni Mitchell. After a remount at the Firehall Arts Centre, the cast and crew were thrilled to tour the show with the Arts Club Theatre.

Ravalli brings a remarkable depth of character and strength, 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. She truly believes in the power of the arts to bring joy, healing, and change to the world, and strives to do that with every opportunity.