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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 2020, she dabbled in virtual performances, where she created and starred in parodies of jazz standards and a nature-themed video series “Singing for the Birds” presented by Chirp Nature Center. 


Returning to the stage 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. Most recently, Tori 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 recently performed in Elf (Theatre at the Welk) and Tarzan (Moonlight Stage Productions). This Spring, she is making her Lamb's Players Theatre debut as part of the cast of the Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.


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


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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