Vanessa grew up in the regional Victorian town of Mildura and started ballet classes at the age of seven.  She completed RAD exams both recreational and vocational, finishing Grade 8 and Advanced 1 with Distinction.  Beginning as a student teacher at the age of 12, she soon developed a keen interest in teaching as a career.

Following a move to Melbourne for tertiary studies she studied a Diploma of Dance (Teaching and Management) and was employed as a freelance dance teacher at various ballet schools around Melbourne.  In 2018 she began her CBTS with the RAD with the aim of becoming an RAD Registered Teacher. Vanessa is also a keen adult ballet student, and fits in a class whenever she can!

Bachelor of Arts – Swinburne University
Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management – Box Hill TAFE
Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies – Royal Academy of Dance
Registered Teacher – Royal Academy of Dance
Level One Dance Teacher and Therapist Training (Lisa Howell – The Ballet Blog)

Vanessa teaches: Ballet