Vanessa Uzan

Vanessa Uzan is founder and Director of UIA Talent Agency, an entertainment business enterprise currently in its 9th year of operations. With nearly two decades of experience in talent representation, she had a hand in developing the careers and improving the lives of hundreds of artists. Ms. Uzan is widely regarded as a leading expert in the industry, and is in demand by artists, producers, and administrators to provide counsel with her unique perspective and personal touch. This skill set allows her to build careers that positively impact the performing arts across numerous genres, including film, television, theatre, and opera.

In 2002, Ms. Uzan joined Pinnacle Arts Management Inc. as an Artist Manager, and aided in guiding the company’s growth, building a brand as a reputable boutique management firm for opera singers, directors, and conductors. In 2004, she founded Uzan Corporation and the Uzan Division of Pinnacle Arts Management, furthering her mastery of executive leadership while maintaining direct relationships with the artists she represented and fostering careers of international stature.

In an effort to grow the artist management profession and continue to nurture first-rate artists, Ms. Uzan founded Uzan International Artists (UIA) in 2011. Since its creation, UIA has become a leader in personal artist management. Ms. Uzan built a team with over 100 years of combined experience in the entertainment industry, whose dedication to cultivating unique talent and efficiency in dealing with the complexities of the artist management field have become the gold standard for artist managers worldwide. After developing an international roster of over 100 artists including singers, conductors, stage directors, and designers, 2014 saw the expansion of UIA’s business with the establishment of its Theater division. This expansion broadened UIA’s horizons considerably, allowing the company to offer top-rate talent for nearly any performance opportunity.

UIA’s balanced roster allows Ms. Uzan to develop strong, trusted relationships with industry professionals of all types and levels. UIA represents a dynamic roster of talent who are engaged at leading opera houses and symphony orchestras, on Broadway, in Hollywood, and everywhere in between. Many of UIA’s directors and conductors hold leadership positions at organizations throughout the world. UIA also has an exclusive roster of the finest emerging artists, recently graduated from leading educational institutions, young artist programs, and apprenticeships.

UIA’s Theater/Film/Television division allows Vanessa to provide greater opportunities for her clients through cross-genre promotion. Her unique eye for talent provides casting directors with the types of artists the entertainment market demands in this fast-paced and exciting field.

Vanessa earned a B.F.A. in Film from New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts at New York University.