Vanessa Van Wormer is originally from Washington, where she danced with Ballet Spokane and the Spokane Opera. She has been a featured guest artist and choreographer for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and has danced with Bill Evans Dance Company, James Hansen/Assemblage Dance, and in prestigious festivals including Jacob’s Pillow, and The American Dance Guild Festival. Van Wormer has also performed in London in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music. Her choreography has been presented nationally, including a recent commission for the critically acclaimed international REVERBDance Festival in NYC. Van Wormer is also an ABT® certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teaching Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at The College at Brockport where her studio focus is ballet. She teaches dance pedagogy, dance history, pointe, and ballet variations, and she directs Chamber Ballet Brockport, a multidisciplinary performance ensemble.
Associate Professor of Dance James Hansen invited to present in International Festival
Assistant Professor/Music Director for Dance Tamara Wilcox, Sponsored Guest Artist at the University of Arizona School of Dance