Dance Teacher Faculty Bio | Vanessa Martínez de Baños | Steps on Broadway
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Vanessa Martínez de Baños
Vanessa is a recognized dancer, teacher and choreographer who currently co-directs the company DoubleTake Dance in NYC (www.DoubleTakeDanceCo.com). Featured twice in Dance Informa Magazine DTD has recently received several commissions: Rock that Rolls choreographic commission for Dancing Wheels in Cleveland, OH; HTChen New Steps residency NYC; Next Step commission and performance for JPAC NYC.

Honored with a professional development scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Culture to study abroad, she later became the resident choreographer for the musical theatre production company Tela-Katola in Spain. Shows: "I Love You, You're Perfect ...Now Change" and "Tick Tick...BOOM!".

Currently she dances and choreographs for DoubleTake Dance (SummerStage; NY Half Marathon, Ailey Theater; Carnival, Webster Hall; Gerald Lynch Theater, Dixon Place, Teatro la Tea, Teatro Madrid, Sala Tringulo), Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company. Other companies: De Funes Dance, BalaSole Dance, Noir Tribe Media, Burnt Sugar, Ikada, J.T Lotus Dance Co. She's had the pleasure to work for choreographers such as Germaul Barnes, Ryan Beck, Derek Mitchell, Guillém Alonso, Gabrielle Lasner, Alan Onickel, Lynn Schwab (Tap City -Symphony Space) and Tony Waag (Career Transition for Dancers Gala at City Center).

She has been featured dancer in "Rabi Thakur: A ballet on the Life of Rabindranath Tagore" (NJPAC); Momentum Dance Theater: "The jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker" (Washington D.C ), "Steel City Rhythm" workshop by RSW & associates; "Where Dreams Become Reality" (NY). Other shows include The Little Opera Theater of NY's "Mitridate" ; ABT's "The Golden Cockerel" at the Met, "Arrival" at Theater 80; "LOVEartJAPAN" Benefit show for Japan.

She has performed as a dancer, model or actress for international brands and commercials with ABT's "The Golden Cockerel" at the MET, L O'REAL, Heineken, Ameriprise, NYRoadRunners, Tag Heuer, Yahoo, Ursus Vodka, KDDance, Lush Cosmetics/Gorilla Perfumes, El Pais newspaper, channel Tele5, Fuse TV, X-Box/Kinect (Times Square with NeYo and Lady Sovereign) Fashion Center Arts Festival, One Truth, Dru Cutler and the Rachel Ray Show. Film credits include "The Ryde of Tom & Valkyrie", & "Friends With Benefits" with Justin Timberlake (IMDB 2011).

Vanessa is passionate about her teaching career. Currently on faculty at Peridance Capezio Center, Joffrey Ballet School, and a Tap City Leader she's been featured on CNN and NBC. Vanessa has also been a guest teacher in numerous studios around the world (Alonzo Lines in San Francisco; LeHigh Valley Alliance in Pennsylvania; Round Rock Repertory, and Tarrytown Dance in Austin; Scaena, Victor Ullate, El Arte de Bailar, Latelier, Ross in Spain; T- Stage in Mexico...) and she also teaches and judges at conventions around the USA.