Vanessa Thiessen, Resident Choreographer

Vanessa Thiessen has been with Post:Ballet since 2014. As Co-Choreographer with Robert Dekkers, she has created works for Grand Rapids Ballet, Post:Ballet, and the Post:Ballet Workshop. Previously working as Choreographic Collaborator with KT Nelson, she assisted in creating works for RAWdance, Opera Parallèle, Owen/Cox Dance Group, LEVYdance, Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, and Sacramento Ballet. Formerly a dancer with Post:Ballet, ODC Dance, Smuin Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Skinner|Kirk Dance, project.b., and Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, Vanessa now resides in Portland, Oregon, and is a teacher at BodyVox, Northwest Dance Project, Sultanov Russian Ballet, Oregon Performing Arts School, and Reed College.

Photo by Natalia Perez