Dance CV for Vanessa Elizabeth

This CV is comprehensive and includes information that is current as of Fri 28 July 2017. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are scheduled and pending completion.

For more information about the items listed below please contact Vanessa directly.


Certifications & Recognition

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 (40 hrs)  |  Portland, OR

Training

Workshops, Intensives, and Private Lessons

Audra Simmons (CAN)

  • 2016  Mar 29-Apr 3 |  The Lavish Project 2016 -- Artist in Residency (50 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 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 & Branches (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

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

 

Teaching

Please note: private lessons and workshop are not listed.


Classes & Workshops

  • 2013 Fall -- Present  |  Seraka Studios  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2015 Winter  |  FarOut Fitness  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2009 Fall -- 2012 Spring  |  Wild Lily Dance Centre  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2009 Spring  |  Neighbourhood Strays Bellydance Center  |  St. John’s NL

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

Performances with Seraka Dance Company, unless otherwise indicated.

2017

  • May 27 @ “Dance On The Edge 9” hosted by The Neighbourhood Strays  |  St. John’s NL
  • Apr 10 @ “Live Magazine, Vol 2, Issue 6” curated by Jennifer Brown  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 30 @ “Pleaseway at the Breezeway” hosted by MUNSU/Planned Parenthood  |  St. John’s NL
  • Feb 25 @ “Synthesis: Un Deux Trois” hosted by Seraka Dance Co  |  St. John’s NL
  • Feb 4 @ “St. John’s Sideshow Spectacular” hosted by LouLou Applebottom  |  St. John’s NL

2016

  • Nov 26 @ “A Night of Burlesque” hosted by The Island Belles  |  St. John’s NL
  • Nov 13 @ “Aqueous” presented by Seraka Dance Co  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jun 25 @ “Misbehaving” hosted by The Island Belles  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 14 @ “Dance on the Edge 8” hosted by The Neighbourhood Strays  |  St. John’s NL
  • Apr 30 @ “Peel Slowly & See” hosted by Honey Fury  |  St. John’s NL
  • Apr 9 @ “Girl’s Night Out” hosted by Head2Toe Women’s Show  |  Mount Pearl NL
  • Apr 2 @ “The Lavish Project 2016”  |  Toronto ON
  • Mar 26 @ “Burlesque in Bloom” hosted by The Island Belles  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 30 @ “Synthesis: Winter Blues” hosted by Seraka Dance Co  |  St. John’s NL

2015

  • Dec 11  |  Rockhouse’s “Christmas Extravaganza” (Seraka) |  St. John’s
  • Nov 17  |  Book Launch for “Call of the Sea” by Amanda Labonté (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Sep 11  |  Seraka’s “A Night at the Caravanserai” (Seraka) |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 22  |  Island Belles’ “Burlesque Fever” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 8-9  |  Annual Downtown St. John’s Busker Festival  (Seraka) |  St. John’s NL
  • Jun 27  |  The Lavish Project (Cast)  |  Toronto ON
  • Jun 7  |  Head2Toe Women’s Show (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 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