“The kind of dance class you want to do on a Sunday evening in your pyjamas, where you get to take some time just for yourself to decompress, move, shake it off and flow.”
Join Vanessa Faria for a 2hr workshop January 15 from 5—7pm at Misfitstudio Queen St
— a practice focused on connecting intimately to your body
— discovering what it means to move intuitively
— opening up and exploring your body’s full expressions
— aligning to the flow and stagnancy of energy
— free form dance with specific guidance
— experimental tasks & choreography
Supplemental to your workouts, this class is meant to be a blend of all your practices with a dose of creative play.
Follow Warm-up with Cues
Varying music/no music/all kinds of music/live/pop/beats
It’s different all the time! However, ritual is found in following, leading, breathing, opening, closing. Our practice is grounded in creative task, inquiry and play.
$40 Early Bird before January 1st - Save $10
$50 General Admission after January 1st
*Discounts for Artists, Teachers, Healers or those in financial need are available. Please just reach out via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vanessa Faria is a multi-disciplinary performer, model, choreographer, teacher and healer based in Toronto, Ontario.
Vanessa has received her arts education from Claude Watson School for the Arts (CWSA), Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA) where she received the Lian Thomas Award for Dance, and most recently The School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Professional Training Program in Contemporary Dance (STDT). Having attended arts schools as her primary education she has an innate value of incorporating and blending all art forms and medias in the work that she embarks upon . At STDT, she has had the privilege of working with esteemed faculty and choreographers such as Massimo Agostinelli, Kate Alton, Elizabeth Au Clair, Johanna Bergfelt, Marc Boivin, Robert Desrosiers, Fiona Griffiths, Danny Grossman, Christopher House, Allen and Karen Kaeja, Coralee McLaren, Pat Miner, Tedd Robinson, Julia Sasso, and Darryl Tracy.
Since graduating, Faria was fortunate to participate in Tedd Robinson’s 60 Dancer Project as part of Canada Dance Festival 2014 in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre, as well as a work by artist Derek Liddington for Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche 2014. For Ballet Creole's 25th Anniversary showcase Vanessa joined the company to perform in Myth of Atlantis choreographed by Gabby Kamino. Most recently she has danced as a guest artist with Toronto Dance Theatre in Fall For Dance North Festival 2015 in Christopher House's masterpiece Vena Cava, at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
Highly aligned to MISFITSTUDIO Vanessa strongly believes in healing others and sharing her boundless love of life through dance and movement. She enjoys teaching and inspiring young dancers at various levels, and has choreographed the semi-professional children’s musical Noye’s Fludde with the Toronto Viva Youth Choir. She is a recurring guest artist for Canada’s leading high school show-choirs SPLASH, and GLO from ESA. Her interests have led her to become a certified CanFitPro Personal Training Specialist, a Barreworks Instructor, a Cranial Sacral Therapist and a Licensed Soul Therapist.
Vanessa is deeply passionate about creating a connection between your body, spirit, and mind via the intuitive channel that resides within you. She is currently exploring sound and visual artistry as a medium to express her student's inner life. You will be developing your INTUIT body and mind to align and connected to your spirit. This promotes inner peace, clarity of mind, strength within your core and a confidence that supports your goals.