Vanessa is a Dancer-Choreographer specialising in contemporary and traditional Mexican and African diaspora dance. She was first introduced to movement at a very young age by both of her parents who were yoga teachers at the time.
Her passion and curiosity for storytelling and community-related projects led her to perform Mexican traditional dances around the world, and share her practice to professional dancers, children, senior citizens, young offenders and refugees.
She started her professional training as a dancer at the National School of Contemporary Dance in Mexico and continued her training in USA, Africa and Cuba. She has worked with Jose Agudo, Akram Khan (Opening Ceremony of London 2012 Olympic Games) Vocab Dance, State of Emergency, ACE Dance and Music, Ballet Nimba, National Company of Mexico, Heartbeat of Home (Riverdance), David Bolger (CoisCeim) and Catherine Young Dance.
Vanessa is currently embarking on the research and development of her own work, starting with her debut piece in London “Xipetza”, where she explores and examines Mexican culture.
She is excited to be joining Gecko; a company that continues to move her as deeply as it did the first time that she saw them.