Musetta Vander started her career in Durbin, South Africa as a dancer. As the daughter of a ballet teacher, her childhood was filled with numerous stage and dance performances, and after-school qualified as a ballet teacher herself.
She went on to earn a Bachelors Degree in Communications and Psychology and shortly after landed the plum job of anchor host for an MTV-like television show in South Africa.
Her first notable role was as Zander Tyler in the action-adventure TV series Super Force. In 1997, Musetta portrayed Sindel in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, the sequel to the original video game adaption Mortal Kombat.
Musetta has also done multiple national commercials for Lancôme, Sanyo, McDonald’s, Diet Coke, Mercedes, Heineken, Skittles, Yoplait, Amazon Echo, DSW and many others. She also played Agent 24-7 for Prudential Real Estate.
She can be seen in over 40 feature films including Kicking & Screaming with Will Ferrell, Gunshy with Diane Lane, O Brother, Where Art Thou with George Clooney and John Turturro, Wild Wild West with Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh and Will Smith, The Cell with Jennifer Lopez, and Breaking Point (opposite Academy Award nominee Tom Berringer & Armand Assante.)
Her television credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek: Voyager, Xena: Warrior Princess, Frasier, The Bold and the Beautiful, NCIS, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Hawaii Five-0, and she can be seen in music videos for Alice Cooper, Rod Stewart, Elton John, and Tina Turner.
Her teaching style is fresh and intense. She teaches students how to capture raw emotion and make it relevant to the big screen.