Statera Mentorship | DFW Chapter

 The Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of Statera Mentorship was created in the winter of 2019. It was founded by Joanie Schultz and Vanessa DeSilvio. The chapter is currently preparing launch to Class I in July 2019. To sign up for Class I, please choose either MENTOR or MENTEE below. If you have any questions, please contact our National Co-Directors at

Dallas Regional Coordinators


Vanessa DeSilvio (she/her/hers) is a Dallas-based stage, commercial, and television actor and voice over artist. She speaks fluent Spanish as she was raised in a Venezuelan household and strongly identifies with being Latinx. She holds an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University, and has taught introduction to acting and speech and diction classes at SMU, University of North Texas, and KD Conservatory. Vanessa is a member of Actors Equity Association and her theater credits include: Sense and Sensibility, A Christmas Carol, Death of a Salesman (Dallas Theater Center); Mariachi Girl (Dallas Children's Theater); The Moors, Susan and God (Theatre Three); Smart Pretty Funny (Amphibian Productions); Tomorrow Come Today (Undermain Theatre); Se Llama Cristina (Kitchen Dog Theater); Milagritos (Cara Mia Theatre Company); The Winter's Tale, Coriolanus, Cyrano de Bergerac (Shakespeare Dallas:). Television credits: The Leftovers, Queen of the South, American Crime, From Dusk Till Dawn TV Series. Voice over credits include numerous audiobooks on as well as animation and commercial radio spots in English and Spanish. She is represented by The Mary Collins Agency. Vanessa's other passion is being a wife to Doug and a mother to her two sons, Anthony and Domenic.