Faculty Profile Vanessa Martínez de Baños
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    Vanessa Martínez de Baños

    Tap

    Intro Level
    Wednesdays, 11am-12pm

    Beginner Level
    Mondays & Fridays, 11am-12pm

    Bio

    Vanessa is recognized as a contemporary-jazz and tap dancer, teacher and choreographer. Co-director of DoubleTake Dance company in NYC www.doubletakedanceco.com and resident choreographer for the Spanish musical theatre production company Tela-Katola: “I Love You, You're Perfect …Now Change” and “Tick Tick…BOOM!” (both nominated for Best Choreography).

    Currently she dances for DoubleTake Dance (SummerStage; Ailey Theater; Gerald W. Lynch Theater; Carnival, Webster Hall; Teatro la Tea in NYC or Teatro Madrid, Kapital, Sala Triángulo in Spain), De Funes Dance and IKADA . Other dance companies include BalaSole Dance Co., Moochaloo, Burnt Sugar, J.T Lotus Dance Co., Acrodance S.L., Bemoved. She´s had the pleasure to work for choreographers such as Germaul Barnes, Ryan Beck, Guillém Alonso, Eva Sánchez, Ashley Carter, Sheila Barker, Alan O´nickel and Lynn Schwab for whom she performed at Tap City.

    Featured dancer in “Rabi Thakur: A ballet on the Life of Rabindranath Tagore” (NJPAC); "Where Dreams Become Reality" (NYC) and “Compradores de Sueños” (Madrid). Other shows include The Little Opera Theater of NY´s “Mitridate” Momentum Dance Theater: “The jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker” (Washington D.C.), and “LOVEartJAPAN” a Benefit show for Japan at the Salvatore Capezio Theater in NYC.

    She has performed as a dancer, model or actress for international brands and commercials with L´OREAL, El Pais newspaper, Ursus Vodka, KDDance, Lush Cosmetics/Gorilla Perfumes, channel Tele5, Fuse TV, X-Box/Kinect event in Times Square with NeYo and Lady Sovereign, Fashion Center Arts Festival, Dru Cutler.
    Film credits include “The Ryde of Tom & Valkyrie”, and "Friends With Benefits" with Justin Timberlake (IMDB 2011).

    Though primarily trained in NY, Vanessa has also studied in European schools, and was honoured with a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Culture. Vanessa can be found on teaching faculties in the US (Peridance, Dance Wave in NYC, Lines in San Francisco, Round Rock Repertory in Austin…) Spain (Scaena, Performance in Madrid; Latelier , Ross in Bilbao...) and México (Taglioni Stage) to name a few.

    Photo Credit: Ashley Carter

                    Week of: Nov 24, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014
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