Vanka Chaitra Salim (she/her) is a muslim Indonesian-Canadian theatre designer based in the Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories, colonially known as Vancouver, BC.
She is a graduate from the UBC Bachelor of Fine Arts Theatre Production and Design Program. Vanka enjoys designing Projections, Sets, and Lights and has a special place for immersive experiences. You can also find her around town freelancing as a theatre technician and scenic painter.
Apart from her involvement in the Theatre community, Vanka also works as an acrylic paint-maker at Kroma Artist's Acrylics. She also loves gaming, game art & design, dance, videography, graphic design, illustration and XR technologies.
As someone who has lived in many different parts of the world, she is keen on learning and finding new ways to connect people, culture and art through different mediums of storytelling.
Be sure to also check out Vanka and her Indonesian dance peers, Srikandi Indonesia!