Vanessa discovered the Pilates method whilst studying for a Degree in Ballet Education at the Royal Academy of Dance in London. Like many ballet dancers, her body took the toll of this career path and thus suffered countless injuries especially in the lower back region. It was during a particularly intense training period that she realised she needed some form of body conditioning to help support her both physically and mentally on her journey to becoming a ballet dancer and teacher.
Vanessa began Pilates mat work classes as a ‘guinea pig’ for a Body Arts and Science International (BASI) trainee teacher during the Spring of 2008 and can happily say that she hasn't looked back, qualifying as a Pilates Mat Work Instructor with the renown BASI organisation in 2012.
Since 2012, Vanessa has worked with a wide range of clients from ballet dancers to city workers and postnatal ladies to the elderly, all of whom inspire and bring new and exciting challenges which help to develop her as a teacher every day. The Pilates method is a true passion of Vanessa's and she believes that it can enhance not only your body inside and out but also your life in the most positive way.