Vanessa is a choreographer, dancer and teacher. Her work explores the crossover between choreography, walking-art and installation through site-specific, improvisation, participatory and cross-disciplinary practice. She graduated on the MA in Creative Practice Dance from Laban and ID in London, with a focus on exploring urban improvisational walking practices.

She is currently one of Fellowship artists with Leeds Dance Partnership and Leeds Beckett University. Her practice is grounded in somatic movement studies, improvisation and Contact Improvisation. She teaches internationally and for wider communities and Universities in the UK, including Leeds Beckett University and NSCD. She teaches and organises regular CI classes and jams by running Leeds Contact Improvisation. Her work MESH is currently on tour in the UK and South Korea.

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Artist self portrait photo. A white female with auburn long hair tucked behind her ears. A smaller childlike shadow is cast against the cream wall behind

Dances That Didn’t Happen

Dances that Didn’t happen: Artist Conversations Podcasts  The second episode is now live!   The Garden Series: Lara Ward A series of three podcasts, in conversation with female artists who I didn’t get to work with during lockdown. This series aims to question where artists have found focus and what shifts we have and are…

The Groundwork Winter Round-Up

Dear dancers, movers and makers, We are done for the year and sending you a round up of the amazing work created as part of Seeds Dispersed and Groundwork Presents during this, our Stabilisation program. And a reminder that our online classes are still available for you to keep training while we fundraise for our next…

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