Vanessa Plettell, A.R.A.D. Classical Dance Training
Vanessa Plettell Chevrier is a classically trained ballet dancer with the Royal Academy of Dance. Raised in Lethbridge Alberta, she was a scholarship student for five years at the Banff School of Fine Arts Summer School and in New York City with Alvin Ailey and Joffrey Ballet. She was inspired by and gained a wealth of knowledge from many international teachers and professional dancers in various companies including the Royal Winnipeg, National Ballet, and The Royal Ballet (U.K). Her greatest inspiration came from Eva von Gencsy, co-founder of Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal and whose ballet-jazz classes created a new path in her dance career. Ms. Plettell went on to dance professionally with The Ottawa Dance Theatre, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Canadian Opera Company and for CBC Radio Canada, Radio Quebec, Tele Metropole, Chrysler Canada, the fashion industry, and much much more.
Ms. Plettell continues to perform after a full time professional career and has been the artistic director/choreographer for Le Jazz Hot Dance Company of Canada, a non-profit charitable organization, since 1998.
Along with the Company endeavors, Ms. Plettell continues to nurture young students and mount her artistic works in her own school, Vanessa Plettell Dance. Her passion for teaching and choreography has well prepared her students for exams, competitions and performances. She holds her Major Advanced Ballet Dance Certificate and Teaching Certificate and she is a Registered Member with the Royal Academy of Dance (A.R.A.D.).