Vanessa has been living and dancing full-time in Egypt since 2008.
Currently residing in Cairo, Vanessa has held contracts in 5 Star Hotels, notably the Sofitel El Gezirah, where she has performed weekly for the past several years. In addition to hotel shows, events, and cabaret performance, Vanessa has recently performed and started acting in plays and productions in several theatres, including the famous Balloon Theatre (where the Reda Troupe & Kameya Troupe rehearse and perform).
Vanessa is an on-staff master teacher at Nile Group Festival in Cairo.
She is currently teaching private/group workshops in a wide variety of styles…(Raqs Sharqi & many of the Egyptian folklore dances) in Cairo and internationally.
Previously based for six years in Sharm El Sheikh, one of Egypt’s most prized tourist destinations, Vanessa is the first American woman to create, own, and operate a production company in Egypt. While in Sharm, Vanessa held contracts at The Four Seasons, Hyatt, Marriott, Sonesta, Hilton, Tropicana, Movenpick, Concorde, Stella Di Mare, to name a few…
Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Ballet from Texas Christian University. Bringing the elements of her classical dance training to whatever style she is teaching, Vanessa helps her students reach a higher level of excellence.
For more information about Vanessa, please visit her website at www.vanessaraqs.com