Vanessa Cobham is the actress who portrays a shape shifter in Episode 1 of Heroes Reborn
Vanessa Cobham

General Information


January 31, 1976

Birth Place

Scarborough, Ontario


Vanessa Cobham started dance class at the age of five because she was a very active child. From then on tap, jazz, ballet and hip-hop have been her passion. Her first taste of the downtown dance scene was at Randolph Dance Academy where she started taking hip-hop classes. Through networking Vanessa found out about auditions for the NBA Toronto Raptors Dance Pak. Ambition and drive allowed Vanessa to show up and audition for the first ever Raptors Dance Pak tryouts at the age of 18. She was one of the few chosen to join the team. This was her first paying dance job that paved the way for bigger and better things to come.

During her four years on the Raptors Dance Pak, Vanessa found her way into movies, stage shows, tours, commercials and her biggest accomplishment the Broadway musical, 'The Lion King'.



Title Role Year
Blues Brothers 2000  Dancer 1998
New Jersey Turnpikes  Tanya 1999
Jailbait Dancer #3 2000
Seventeen Again Dancer 2000
The Pacifier  Gretl 2005
Hairspray  Maybelle's Store Dancer 2007
Repo! The Genetic Opera  Opera Gentern #1 2008


Title Role Year
The Famous Jett Jackson Dancer 2 2000
Heroes Reborn Shape Shifter 2015



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