Vance joined Stage Left as Artistic Director in the fall of 2009. His Stage Left credits include directing Beau Willimon’s Farragut North, Andrew Hinderaker’s Kingsville, and Jayme McGhan’s Mother Bear for LeapFest 7, as well as performing in The Eight: Reindeer Monologues and M.E.H. Lewis’s Fellow Travellers. In 2007, Vance founded Black Sheep Productions, where he served as Artistic Director and directed Steve Spencer’s Another Day in the Empire and Camp Freedom!, Andy Gershenzon’s The End and produced Will Eno’s The Flu Season. He has also directed workshops, one-acts and readings at Stage Left, Theatre Seven, Chicago Dramatists and the side project. As an actor Vance appeared has worked with Lifeline, Timeline, Hypocrites, Remy Bumppo, Northlight, Victory Gardens, Collaboraction, Factory, and many others. He received a Jeff Nomination for best supporting actor for his performance as Lenny in The Homecoming at Mary Arrchie Theatre. Vance attended the School at Steppenwolf in 2004 and graduated from Tulane University.