The Visapaq Team
Visapaq is a company that assists Artists & Athletes from around the world with the immigration process. It was co-founded by Warren Adams (Choreographer - Motown The Musical, GMA, Julie & Julia with Meryl Streep, Teatre du Chatelet in Paris, Off-Broadway play Ruined) & Sharona D’Ornellas (In The Heights, GHOST The Musical, SMASH, Canadian Opera Company, The Love Guru).
Both are International artists who personally went through the Visa, Green Card & Citizenship processes. They saw the need for artists around the world to receive the RIGHT information and assistance to save them TIME & MONEY. They were both in the exact position you are today, and started the company to ensure international artists & athletes could successfully pursue a career in the USA !
Warren Adams- Founder
Warren Adams is an award winning Producer, Director, Choreographer and an Adjunct Professor at PRINCETON UNIVERSITY and NYU in the Theatre Department.He Choreographed the Broadway Box Office Smash Hit MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL produced by Berry Gordy (Motown Founder), Doug Morris (CEO Sony Music) and Kevin McCollum (Broadway's Rent, Avenue Q and In The Heights).Adams won the 2013 FRED ASTAIRE AWARD for Best Choreographer on Broadway for Motown: The Musical. Warren is currently Producing 3 Broadway shows, a TV series and a Film. Past highlights include choreographing the Pulitzer Prize winning Off Broadway plays HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE and RUINED; The Opera MAGDALENA at the Teatre du Chatelet in Paris, TOY STORY THE MUSICAL for Disney, and Nora Ephron's last film JULIE & JULIA starring Meryl Streep.
Born and raised in South Africa, he won the first Nelson Mandela/Sainsbury scholarship in 1994 to study at the RAMBERT BALLET in London. He is a graduate of Brunel University in England and winner of the RUDOLF NUREYEV AWARD in 1995 and 1996.
Warren is thrilled to be assisting artists & athletes throughout their Visa & Green Card processes.
Sharona D’Ornellas- Founder
Sharona is a professional dancer, actor & singer from Toronto,Canada. Sharona is a graduate of the RYERSON UNIVERSITY THEATRE PERFORMANCE DANCE program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Sharona also studied at THE AILEY SCHOOL in New York City.
Sharona has been privileged to work on stage, film, television and in commercials. Her Broadway credits include GHOST THE MUSICAL and in the Tony Award winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS. Some of her other credits include SMASH (NBC), THE RICK MERCER REPORT (dancer & choreographer), DISNEY'S ICE PRINCESS, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, THE LOVE GURU, CAMPBELLS’ (commercial),PAYLESS SHOE SOURCE, INTACT INSURANCE, REEBOK, NBA TORONTO RAPTORS DANCE PAK (member and choreographer), JOE FRESH commercials choreographed by Michael Rooney, FROM TIME TO TIME, and Duke Ellington’s JAZZ CRACKER choreographed by Roberto Campanella. Sharona has also back up danced for international artists like the PANJABI HIT SQUAD (Pakistan) and was privileged enough to back up dance for the legendary soul artist CHAKA KHAN . She has also performed with the CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY and was the face of “HOME4DANCE.COM.” In October 2008 she took her talents overseas to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) where she performed in the opening ceremonies for the MIDDLE EAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Sharona currently runs VisaPaq and is thrilled to be helping other artists from around the world achieve their dreams!!