Hey I'm Vanessa Marian

I'm a professional working dancer who has trained across New York, Paris, Berlin, London, Tokyo, Australia, Brazil and my purple bedroom. In a nutshell, my professional dance credits include winning a BAFTA, a Webby award, being nominated as a NSW Young Achiever of the Year, and an Adidas sponsorship. My day job involves choreographing and movement direction for the likes of Victoria's Secret, Nike, and MTV. I've even helped famous actors with their movement pathways on Hollywood film sets.

But I've always just danced for my mental well-being and wanted others to do the same. So, in 2016, I hired out a small community hall with no mirrors, dimmed the lights and held a beginner adult dance class for my studio-shy friends. That little community class has now grown into a pulsing international movement. Wild. Now I'm levelling up with this online series to spread the groove further. This isn't about working within the world of professional dancers, it's about making the brilliance of dance open to all walks of life. It's never too late to start learning.