Workshop with Vanessa of Cairo
Shamadan & Oriental Combos
Vanessa, a native Texan, received her BFA in Ballet from Texas Christian University, and then went on to dance in New York City for 8 years.
She danced in some of the top venues, and became well-known in the NYC dance community. TV credits include: "America's Next Top Model" and the WE (Women's Entertainment) Network.
Vanessa moved to Egypt in 2008, and has been successfully working there ever since. Now based in Sharm El Sheikh, one of Egypt's most prized tourist destinations, Vanessa is believed to be the first and only (American) woman to start a production company in Egypt. In addition to daily night club shows, she is contracted in many Five Star hotels including: The Four Seasons, Hyatt, Hilton, and others. She also provides a variety of group dance shows with her company, Vanessa Show Productions. Specializing in Egyptian folklore, her company has branched out to offer International, Latin and Oriental Dance shows. Her dancers are from Egypt and all over the world. She and her company have been featured in music vidoes, and have danced for many special events including the renowned Peace Conference which brought all world leaders together in Sharm El Sheikh.
Vanessa has taught and performed internationally, including at the Nile Group Festival in Cairo. To learn more about Vanessa and her experience in Egypt, check out her exclusive interview with Isis Zahara at orientallimelight.blogspot.com