Vanessa is the Founder Director of Dance Bridges Festival with over 10 years of producing and curating experience. Dance Bridges, an international contemporary dance festival with residencies, workshops, artist talks and regular classes. Vanessa has represented the festival in platforms in such as Aerowaves, Lyon Biennale de la Danse, CINARS , TPAM, British Dance Edition, American Dance Recon & Spotlight USA among others.She has curated events for Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (Mumbai) and the Kolkata Centre for Creativity (Kolkata) as well as done consultations for arts organisations such as Chaitown Community (USA/India).

She has completed an MA, Arts Policy & Management program with distinction at Birkbeck, University of London (2021-2022) and is the runner up of the Lorraine Lim Award. Vanessa did a producing placement at LIFT working towards their summer festival (February-July 2022) as part of her research. She is an ATSA (ARThink South Asia) Fellow for 2018-2019 and did a secondment in Tanzfabrik Berlin for the Open Spaces Festival 2019. Currently she is working as a freelance producer in London with producing consultations with independant dance and music artists. Vanessa also regularly does artist mentoring and is part of Birkbeck’ Mentoring Pathways and Global Buddy programme 2023-2024.

For enquiries on curatorial or producing support and a free consultation session, please get in touch at +447824049326 or email

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