ACROBAT (UNITED STATES)
After discovering acrobatics at just four years old, Vanessa went on to compete in artistic gymnastics at a high level until she was 18. That’s when she discovered the circus world, falling instantly in love with aerial silks. For two years, she performed in shows in Las Vegas and California, before joining the National Circus School of Montreal (ENC). Vanessa graduated in 2017 and has been developing her performance skills ever since. Specializing in aerial silks, her passion extends to other disciplines including aerial hoops, aerial straps, handstands and the Cyr wheel. One of the biggest highlights of her career so far? She invented an original apparatus called ‘Tension Tissu’ with the help of her coaches. Today, she continues to share her invention with the circus community and the world, performing with the Tension Tissu in Cirque Éloize productions like Nezah, The Pirate Child and HOTEL.