Vanessa began dancing competitively at the age of 7 in Calgary, Alberta and has trained in a variety of styles including tap, jazz, ballet, musical theatre, hip hop, lyrical and contemporary. Vanessa has been a proud member of Pure Energy Dance Foundation since it’s conception 5 years ago as both a dancer and teacher. In her dance career Vanessa has received numerous awards and scholarships. Her passion for performing has taken her all other North America and Europe to stages on both land and sea; notably she performing on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s “Stars at Sea”, Euro Disney, and even under the Eiffel Tower!
Although trained in all styles, Vanessa has a true passion for the art of tap dance. She spent time as member of the professional percussive rhythm tap dancing company “Fab Feet” and continues to attended workshops and conventions to cultivate her skills.
A recent graduate of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Nursing, Vanessa hopes to keep her love of dance alive for many years to come. She is thrilled to be sharing her knowledge and passion with the future generation of dancers at Pure Energy this year.