Vanessa known to her students as “Miss Vanessa” is an awarded dancer and choreographer.
Vanessa started dancing at the young and eager age of six and filled her youth with hours upon hours of training in her hometown dance studio in Orange County, CA. She immediately found a love for performing and won many national dance competition titles while training under some of the top choreographers in the industry such as Francisco Gella. Vanessa quickly learned that commercial dance (especially tap, jazz and contemporary) was her passion, and she eventually began teaching dance at her hometown dance studio, as well as at many other recreational and competitive local dance studios. Her award winning choreography has graced both recreational and collegiate levels earning KAR and CZAR Top Choreographer Awards. Vanessa is proud of her many students who have gone on to dance professionally with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, the Houston Ballet, Disney and many more.
When Vanessa is not teaching or taking dance classes, she is either with her family (husband and 2 dancing daughters), or leading marketing efforts within the tech sector using the confidence and presentation skills she gained from her many years performing.
Vanessa hopes that her daughters, as well as all her students, experience dance in a healthy and fun learning environment which fosters a passion for movement, and a love and appreciation for all styles of dance allowing students to flourish in their natural abilities, and gain strength and confidence when outside of their comfort zone. Miss Vanessa calls this the “beauty of dance education.”