Vanessa has been living and dancing full-time in Egypt since 2008. Currently residing in Cairo, Vanessa is contracted in several 5 Star Hotels, notably the Sofitel El Gezirah, where she has performed weekly for the past several years. Vanessa is an on-staff master teacher at Nile Group Festival in Cairo, as well as teaching private/group workshops in all styles including 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. Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Ballet from Texas Christian University and brings all the elements of her classical dance training to whatever style she is teaching, helping her students reach a higher level of excellence.
Visit her at www.vanessaraqs.com