Vanessa Northcott started her early dance training aged three, attending jazz and ballet classes at Mathis School of Dance in Braeside.
She recently graduated her 2nd year of Full Time receiving her Diploma of Dance as a Pre-Professional student at Transit Dance. Primarily majoring in contemporary under the direction of Paul Malek,
Vanessa has trained in a variety of additional styles including the Cecchetti Classical Ballet Syllabus where
she completed her Intermediate examination, attaining the ‘Athol Willoughby Award’ in 2011.
Vanessa also studied at Patrick Studios Australia for 4 years, graduating year 12 from Patrick Studios Academy of Performing Arts in 2014.
Throughout Vanessa’s final school year she was successful in receiving a result of 50 for her VCE VET Dance studies.
She was then selected to perform as a candidate of the VCE Season of Excellence as a Top Class Dance Performer. In 2015,
Vanessa completed her 1st year as a Full Time Performing Arts student at Patrick Studios under the direction of Todd Patrick.
Throughout these years Vanessa was able to reach a high level of skill in commercial work and core jazz technique.
Alongside her dance training, Vanessa has spent 10 years as a National stream gymnast, achieving National Level 7 in a competitive training squad.
She also has 2 years’ experience training in the position of a flyer as part of Bayside Bullets cheerleading team, enabling her to progress her acrobatic ability to complement her dancing.
Vanessa has now been a freelance dance teacher for 3 years present, educating and choreographing solos and group dances in a vast variety of styles. Recently,
Vanessa has been awarded Runner up in the Youth Choreographic Competition ‘Dance Architect’ where she was awarded residency at Transit Dance to develop her piece further in 2017.