Dance CV for Vanessa Elizabeth

This CV is comprehensive and includes information that is current as of Thu 6-Feb-2014. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are scheduled and pending completion. For more information about the items listed below please contact Vanessa directly.

Common acronyms include ATS (America Tribal Style), WLDC (Wild Lily Dance Centre), NHS (Neighbourhood Strays Bellydance Troupe), NHSBDC (Neighbourhood Strays Bellydance Centre).


Certifications & Recognitions

Dark Side Dance Program & Audra Simmons

  • 2015 Sep  |  Certified Stage 2: Lavender (35 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 Nov  |  Certified Stage 1: Basic Black (24 hrs) |  St. John’s NL
  • 2013 Jun  |  Certified Stage 1: Basic Black (24 hrs) |  Toronto, ON

FatChanceBellyDance & Carolena Nericcio

  • 2014 Oct  |  Certified General Skills for ATS® Classic (10 hrs)  |  Toronto, ON
  • 2014 Oct  |  Certified General Skills for ATS® Modern (10 hrs)  |  Toronto, ON
  • 2014 Oct  |  Certified ATS® Teacher Training (10 hrs) |  Toronto, ON
  • 2014 Oct  |  Certified The Business of ATS® (5 hrs)  |  Toronto, ON

8 Elements & Rachel Brice

  • 2015 May  |  Recognized Phase 1: Initiation (39.5 hrs)  |  Portland, OR

Training

Regular Weekly Classes

  • 2010-present  |  Seraka Dance Company (4-8 hrs/wk) |  St. John’s NL
  • 2011 Fall |  WLDC: Adult Tap Dance (1 hr/wk)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2010 Fall |  WLDC: Adult Ballet (1 hr/wk)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2010 Fall  |  WLDC:  Argentine Tango (1 hr/wk)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2009-2010  | Neighbourhood Strays Troupe (3 hrs/wk)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2009 Spring  |  NHS: The Andrea Intensive (2 hrs/wk)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2009 Spring  |  NHS: Your First Solo (1.5 hrs/wk)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2009 Winter  |  NHS: Troupe Prep (1.5 hrs/wk)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2009 Winter  |  NHS: Advanced Movements (1.5 hrs/wk)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2008 Fall  |  NHS: Advanced Improvisation (1 hr/wk)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2008 Spring  |  NHS:  Zills (1 hr/wk)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2008 Winter  |  NHS:  Veils (1 hr/wk)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2007 Fall  |  NHS:  Beginners (1 hr/wk)  |  St. John’s NL

 


Training

Workshops, Intensives, and Private Lessons

Audra Simmons (CAN)

  • 2015 Sep 20  |  Creativity Collage (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2015 Sep 20  |  Start Simply (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2015 Sep 15-20  |  Dark Side Dance Program: Lavender Intensive  (35 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2015 Jun 23-28  |  The Lavish Project 2015 -- Artist in Residency (50 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2015 Jun 14  |  Interior Design: Dancing Choreography (3 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2015 Jun 13  |  Build the Foundation: Drills and Combinations (3 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2015 Jun 12-13  |  Basic Black Tune Up (6 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 Nov 14-18  |  Dark Side Dance Program: Basic Black Intensive (24 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2013 Oct 27  |  ATS® Roots & Brances (3 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2013  Jun 4-7  |  Dark Side Dance Program: Basic Black Intensive (24 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2012 Dec 1  |  Master’s Class (3 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2012 Dec 1  |  Cherry on Top (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2012 Dec 1  |  Kick Ass Lavishness (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2012 Nov 30  |  New Drillz & Comboz (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2012 Sep 25-26  |  Dark Harvest Festival (6 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2011 Mar 25-27  |  Triple Charm, Weekend 3 (15 hrs) |  St. John’s NL
  • 2011 Jan 21-23 |  Triple Charm, Weekend 2 (15 hrs) |  St. John’s NL
  • 2010 Nov 12-14 |  Triple Charm, Weekend 1 (15 hrs) |  St. John’s NL
  • 2010 April 25  |  NL Intensive: The Cherry on Top (3 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2010 April 25  |  NL Intensive: Drillayering (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2010 April 24  |  NL Intensive: Arms & Hands (3 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2010 April 24  |  NL Intensive: Modern Fundamentals (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2009 Jul  |  Dark Summer Intensive: Crimson (10 hrs) |  Toronto, ON
  • 2008 Oct 19  |   Dark Dances & Cabaret (2 hrs) |  St. John’s, NL
  • 2008 Oct 18  |   Dark Fundamentals (4 hrs) |  St. John’s, NL

Kami Liddle (US)

  • 2013 June 1-3  |  Dive in the Deep End Intensive (15 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2013 May 31  |  Just a Dip (3 hrs)  |  Toronto ON

Mira Betz (US)

  • 2012 Sep 28-30  |  Dark Harvest Festival (12 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2011 Jul 1-3  |  Dancing Through Art (13 hrs)  |  Halifax NS

Heather Stants (US)

  • 2012 Sep 28-30  |  Dark Harvest Festival (8 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2011 Sep 22-25 |  Toronto Intensive (20 hrs)  |  Toronto ON

Samantha Emanuel (UK)

  • 2012 Sep 25-27  |  Dark Harvest Festival (9 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2010 Apr 16-18 |  Toronto Intensive: Dive In (15 hrs) |  Toronto ON

Rachel Brice (US)

  • 2015 May 23-27  |  8 Elements Phase 1: Initiation (39.5 hrs) |  Portland OR (USA)

Carolena Nericcio & Megha Gavin (US)

  • 2014 Oct 16-22  |  ATS Dream (35 hrs) |  Toronto ON

April Rose (US)

  • 2014 Aug 24  |  Releasing Techniques for Belly Dancers  (2 hrs) |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 Aug 24  |  The Graceful and The Grotesque (2 hrs) |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 Aug 23  |  Tribal Improv (2 hrs) |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 Aug 23  |  Basic Tribal Fusion Technique  (2 hrs) |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 Aug 23  |  Mad Multi-Tasking -- BD Drills for Everyday Mundane Activities  (2 hrs) |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 Aug 22  |  Belly Dance at the Turn of the Century Discussion  (2 hrs) |  St. John’s NL

Heather Labonte (CAN)

  • 2015 Jan 26  |  Badass Drills & Cozy Combos (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2012 Aug 5  |  Lyrical Bellydance (2 hrs)  |   St. John’s, NL
  • 2012 Aug 5  |  Brass Tacks (2 hrs) |  St. John’s, NL
  • 2011 Aug 21  |  Work Hard, Play Hard (5 hrs) |  St. John’s, NL
  • 2011 Aug 21  |  Private Lesson (30 min)  |  St. John’s, NL

Monique Ryan (CAN)

  • 2010 Aug 8  |  Blades Up (1.5 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2010 Aug 8  |  Whip It Good (1 hr)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2010 Aug 8  |  Serpentine Combinations (1.5 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2009 Mar 15  |  Tribal Fusion Improvisation (3 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2008 Sep 7  |  Tribal Fusion Basics (3 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL

Laura Selenzi (CAN)

  • 2013 May 4  |  Folkore Sampler (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2013 May 3  |  Professional Performance Q&A (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL

Ainsley Dicks (CAN/US)

  • 2008 Aug 2  |  Egyptian Hips (2 hrs) |  St. John’s NL
  • 2008 Aug 2  |  Egyptian Walking Shimmies (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL

Andrea Kitta (CAN/US)

  • 2013 Jul 16  |  Hungarian Hipwork (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2012 Apr  |  Intro to ATS -- Part 2 (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2010 Jan 4  |  Andrea Intensive 2 (3 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2009 Mar 29  |  Intro to ATS (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2008 Aug 13  |  Learning Layers Bootcamp (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2008 Aug 6  |  Intro to Improvisation (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2008 Jul 30  |  Intro to ATS (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2008 Jul 23  |  Modern Bellydancing (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL

Other

  • 2010 May 8  |  Lynn Panting: Contemporary Concepts & Emoting  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2007 Winter  |  MUN Breakdance  |  St, John’s NL
  • 1999-2004  |  Piano Study: RCM Level 8  |  Springdale NL
  • 2000-2004  |  Dramatic Arts & Theatre  |  Springdale NL

Teaching

Please note: private lessons and workshop are not listed.

Classes & Workshops

  • Seraka Studios  |  St. John’s NL
    • 2015 Summer  |  Fundamentals
    • 2015 Winter  |  Technique 1 & 2, Creativity 1 & 2, Rhythm Lab (workshop), Choreo Kickstart (workshop)
    • 2014 Fall  |  Fundamentals, Technique 2, ATS Jam
    • 2014 Summer  |  Fundamentals, 3/4 Shimmies (workshop),
    • 2014 Winter  |  Technique 1 & 2
    • 2013 Fall  |  Technique 1 & 2, Nomadic Travelling & Turning (workshop)
    • 2013 Summer  |  Technique 1 & 2, Molten Series
    • 2013 Spring  |  Nomadic Series, Doum Tekka What Series
  • FarOut Fitness  |  St. John’s NL
    • 2015 Winter  |  ATS Level 1
  • Wild Lily Dance Centre  |  St. John’s NL
    • 2012 Spring  |  Beginners, Skills & Drills
    • 2012 Winter  |  Beginners, Layers & Locks
    • 2012 Summer  |  Arms & Hands (workshop), Pops & Locks for Belly Dance (workshop)
    • 2012 Spring  |  Arms & Hands (workshop), Hair & Makeup for Tribal Dancers (workshop)
    • 2011 Fall  |  Beginners, Skills & Drills, Intro to Zills, Music Theory
    • 2011 Spring  |  Technique, Skills & Drills
    • 2011 Winter  |  Technique, Skills & Drills, Creative Combos,
    • 2010 Fall  |  Beginners, Skills & Drills, Intro to Zills, ShimmyFIT
    • 2010 Summer  | ShimmyFIT, 8s in the Body (workshop), Finger Cymbals 101 (workshop)
    • 2010 Spring  |  Beginners, Skills & Drills, ShimmyFIT
    • 2010 Winter  | Beginners, Layers & Locks
    • 2009 Fall  |  Skills & Drills, Layers & Locks
  • Neighbourhood Strays Bellydance Center  |  St. John’s NL
    • 2009 Spring  |  1-2 Step: Belly Dance Combos (workshop)
    • 2009 Spring  |  Teaching Assistant (Veils, Beginners, Improvisation)

Company  & Troupe Workshops

  • 2013 Jul 17  |  Zills Part 2  |  Manuels NL
  • 2013 Jul 10  |  Zills Part 1  |  Manuels NL
  • 2012 Jul 25  |  Arms & Hands  |  Manuels NL
  • 2011 Dec 1  |  Creative Combos  |  Manuels NL
  • 2011 Oct  |  Technique Tidbits  |  Manuels NL

Performances

Please note: details about private performances are not listed.

2015

  • May 9  |  Neighbourhood Strays’ “Dance on the Edge 7” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 2  |  Island Belles’ “Spring Fling” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 24  |  Seraka’s “Synthesis Contemporary” (Solo)  |  St. John’s NL

2014

  • Nov 8  |  Tuckamore Dance Company’s “Premier Showcase” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Oct 24  |  Danielle Aubut’s “Fundraiser for PSS Aerial Tournament in Hong Kong” (Seraka) |  St. John’s NL
  • Sep 30  |  Guest entertainment at Daffodil Place (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Sep 13  |  Seraka’s “A Night at the Caravanserai: Vaudeville (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 23  |  Wild Lily Dance Centre’s “Roses of the Rock, April Rose Gala Show” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 16  |  Eastern Edge Art Gallery’s “24 Hour Art Marathon” (Seraka + Solo)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 23  |  Larmon-Croake Wedding (Seraka + Solo)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 5  |  Island Belles’ “All Pinned Up” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jun 27  |  Town of Placentia’s “Multicultural Celebration (Seraka)  | Placentia NL
  • May 17  |  Neighbourhood Strays’ “Dance on the Edge 6” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Apr 5  |  Island Belles’ “Greatest Hits” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Apr 5  |  Gonzaga High School’s “International Bazaar” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Feb 1  |  Seraka’s “Synthesis Speakeasy” (Solo)  |  St. John’s NL

2013

  • Dec 14  |  Shannon Roberts’ “Dance Fundraiser (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Dec 7  |  Island Belles’ “Belles & Bows” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Oct 5  |  Seraka’s “A Night at the Caravanserai: Silk Road” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 30  |  Heather Labonté’s “Ablaze” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 17  |  Eastern Edge’s “24 Hour Art Marathon (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 27  |  CBC’s “World Soccer Day” Pavillion (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jun 22  |  Seraka’s “Synthesis: Solos & Duets” (Solo)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jun 10  |  DanceNL’s AGM (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 31  |  Audra Simmon’s “Inversion with Kami Liddle” (Solo)  |  Toronto ON
  • May 11  |  Island Belle’s “Full Frontal Nerdity” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 5  |  Neighbourhood Strays’ “Dance on the Edge 5” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 24  |  MWONL’s Cultural Festival (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 2  |  Amanda Chretien’s “Red Hot” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 19  |  Island Belle’s “Shaken & Stirred” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 17  |  OvationNL’s “Celebration of Women” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL

2012

  • Dec 7  |  Private Party @ Mama Soula’s (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Nov 3  |  Island Belle’s “For The Girls” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Sep 27  |  Audra’s “Dark Harvest Gala” (Seraka)  |  Toronto, ON
  • Sep 15  |  Seraka’s “A Night at the Caravanserai: Carnivale” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 4  |  Heather Labonte’s “Mauzy Elegance” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jun 9  |  Island Belles’s “Burlesque’s Most Wanted” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 19  |  Neighbourhood Strays’ “Dance on the Edge 4” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 18  |  NDW’s “Do You Think You Can Dance 2012” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 28  |  Friends of India’s “Republic Day Celebrations” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Feb 25  |  Amanda Chretien’s “Red Hot” (Seraka)  |   St. John’s NL
  • Feb 11  |  Burly Q Babies’s “One Night Stand” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 28  |  Friends of India’s “Republic Day Celebrations (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL

2011

  • Dec 14  |  Wild Lily Student Showcase (Ensemble & Instructor)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Dec 10  |  Burly Q Babies’s “What Lies Beyond the Sparkles” (Solo)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Nov 5  |  Mama Soula’s “Greek Night” with The Forgotten Bouzouki (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Oct 12  |  The Forgotten Bouzouki’s CD Release Party (Seraka) |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 18  |  “ShoundSHIFT Festival” with The Forgotten Bouzouki (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 1  |  Rhonda Barret’s “Cultivated; an evening of nurtured performances with Mira Betz” (Solo)  |  Halifax NS
  • May 14 & 15  |  Neighbourhood Strays’s “Dance on the Edge 3” (Solo)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 26  |  Audra’s “Charmed Infusion; An Evening of Non-Traditional Bellydance” (Solo)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Apr 21  |  Wild Lily Student Showcase (Ensemble & Instructor)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 29  |  Mama Soula’s “Greek Night” with Forgotten Bouzouki (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL

2010

  • Dec 15  |  Wild Lily Student Showcase (Ensemble & Instructor)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 24  |  Eastern Edge’s “24 Hour Art Marathon” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 22  |  Eclection Fashion & Art Show (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 19  |  Burly Q Babies’s “Viva Vaudeville! Variety Show” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 31  |  Newish Klezmer Ensemble Fundraiser (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 1  |  GSA’s “Canada Day on George” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 29  |  St. Andrew’s “A Middle Eastern Celebration” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Apr   |  Wild Lily Student Showcase (Ensemble & Instructor)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 10  |  NDWs “Do You Think You Can Dance 2010” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 6  |  Mama Soula’s “Greek Night” with The Forgotten Bouzouki (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Feb 6  |  MUN’s Relay for Life (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL

2009

  • Dec 9  |  Wild Lily Student Showcase (Ensemble & Instructor)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Nov 29  |  Downtown Christmas Parade (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Sep 17  |  The Neighbourhood Strays’s “Coins for the Cure” (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 29  |  St. John’s Farmer Market (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 29  |  Wallsaway Arts & Music Festival (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul & Aug  |  Neighbourhood Strays’s “Candelight Caravan at Newman Wine Vaults” (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 24  |  Eastern Edge’s “24 Hour Art Marathon” (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL
  • July 25  |  Victoria Park Lantern Festival (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 25  |  Kittiwake’s “Summer Dance” (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 17  |  Cabot Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 9  |  Neighbourhood Strays’s “Dance on the Edge 2” (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 26  |  Mary Griffith’s Night (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 25  |  Folk Night with Forgotten Bouzouki (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Feb 8  |  For the Love of Beagles Silent Auction & Buffet (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 24  |  MUN’s Relay for Life (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL

2008

  • Nov 30  |  Downtown Christmas Parade (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Oct 5  |  CIBCs Run for the Cure (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 20-23  |  Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium Pre-Show (Neighbourhood Strays)  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 22  |  Neighbourhood Strays’s “Dance on the Edge” (ensemble)  |  St. John’s NL