Vanessa is a twenty-something creative who has dedicated her life to dance since she tried on her first pair of tap shoes at age 4. Vanessa has been an active part of the dance world for twenty years as an elite dancer, choreographer and instructor. Throughout her career she has trained under award-winning choreographers in Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ballet and Musical Theatre giving her a versatile background as both a dancer and instructor. Once Vanessa graduated from her home studio, she became a member of The ARTillery, an award-winning, Hamilton based Hip Hop crew operated by Miguel Ramirez and Carnel John Destacamento. During her time with the crew, Vanessa spent a year in Toronto attending drop in classes and conventions such as The Toronto Dance Teacher Expo and Canadian Dance Expo.
Vanessa’s recent adventures include choreographing and dancing for the CEBL (Canadian Elite Basketball League) Hamilton Honey Badgers Steel City Crew, competing in choreography competitions, as well as actively educating and choreographing across the GTA. Vanessa is always looking for opportunities to further her education. She is eager to share her knowledge with dancers of all ages and inspire those around her.