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Tori's Story

Singer - Actor - Creator

Tori Waner is an award-winning singer and international performer. A native of Big Bear Lake, she made her stage debut at the age of 6. Throughout her early career, she sang, danced, and acted her way into lead roles and a professional quartet, going on to win regional vocal competitions. 

Upon graduating with a B.A. in Theater from California Polytechnic State University, SLO, Tori joined the prestigious international performing arts organization, The Young Americans. Using her versatility as a performer and educator, Tori toured 5 states and 8 countries, worked with over 9000 students, and performed in over 150 venues across 3 continents. 


Trained in Musical Theater, Classical, and Jazz, Tori’s versatility as a singer continues to connect her with audiences online and around the world. 


In 2022, Tori produced her own Jazz concert “All of Me (So Far)” which debuted to a full audience at The Pines Tavern in Big Bear.


Tori then traveled to Italy as the featured singer for the ChamberFest Italy 2022 tour where she performed in renowned venues including the Pantheon in Rome and Chiesa della Pietà in Venice. 

Upon moving to San Diego, she has performed in multiple musicals including R•E•S•P•E•C•T, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Lamb's Players Theatre),  Elf (Theatre at the Welk), and Tarzan (Moonlight Stage Productions). 


When not on stage, Tori runs her own company, TWCreations, which professionally promotes actors and entrepreneurs through captivating digital designs. In her free time, you can find Tori humming jazz standards while baking cookies or hiking with her beloved family. She also


With experience in vocal performance, theater, content creation, tech, live streaming, theater education, and video editing, Tori is always open to collaboration and new performance opportunities. Keep connected via Instagram @Tori_Waner or contact her directly. 

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