Nadia Vella trained at Hertfordshire Theatre School, UK where she completed a 3 year course in Acting and Musical Theatre and obtained an LTCL in Vocal Teaching with a Distinction. She made her theatrical debut playing ‘Annie’ in Masquerade’s production of ‘Annie,’ at the Manoel Theatre in 1997. This was followed by ‘Royal Child’ in ‘King and I,’ ‘Morgiana’ in ‘Tin Pan Ali,’ ‘Annie’ in ‘The Ragged Child,’ ‘Clara’ in the opera ‘Werther,’ ‘Rubette’ in ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ ‘Kit-kat girl’ in ‘Cabaret’ ‘Soloist’ in ‘Beyond the Barricade’ and ‘Agnes’ in ‘Agnes of God.'
Roles in the UK included 'Angel' in 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,' 'Maria' in Lorca's 'Yerma,' 'Countess de la Roche Piquet' in 'Don Juan on Trial,' 'Maggie' in 'Matchgirls' 'Helene' in 'Sweet Charity,' (Kirk Foster, QMT)Catherine' in 'Memory of Water,' 'Milena' in 'Once we were mothers,' , ‘Zerlina’ in the original cast of ‘The Lovers’ Inn’ 'Elphaba' in 'Encore' and performed in Hamburg’s ‘Weinachtcircus.’
She played ‘Ruth’ in TAC Theatre’s ‘Is it Me’ followed by ‘Lupita’ in ‘Innocent Flesh’ and later joined the TIE South Western UK tour of ‘Working Space Theatre’s’ production of ‘Oliver.’
She sang the part of ‘Eponine’ in the 2013 premiere of the ‘Les Miserables’ screening at the Eden Century cinemas and was a guest artist in Masquerade’s ‘Comedy Tonight’ at the Manoel Theatre.
In 2014, she was lead singer in ‘A night on Broadway’ at the Teatru Rjal, ’50 years of Maltese Music’ at Smart City under the direction of Mro. Paul Abela as well as ‘A night at the theatre’ at the MFCC with The PBS Orchestra and in December, was lead actress in local band ‘Red Electrick’s video of ‘Young Again.’
In 2015, Nadia played the part of 'Cecile' in 1565 in concert held at the MCC produced by Masquerade and was lead singer in ' The Angel of Christmas Eve' at The Metanoia Theatre as well as a soloist in Simply Queen.
Currently Nadia plays 'Sherrie' in Malta's first running musical 'Rock of Ages' and works as a vocal tutor and event singer.