Vanessa Justice

Vanessa Justice is a choreographer and Alexander Technique/Yoga teacher who researches the phenomenon of the body and the dynamic processes of perception. Her choreography has received support/residencies from New York Live Arts, Movement Research, Liguria Study Center (Bogliasco Fellowship), The Joyce Theater Foundation, The Corporation of Yaddo, New Museum (NYC), and the Salzburg Academy of Experimental Dance. Supported by a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, she spent a year studying and performing in Taiwan, Indonesia, India, Austria, and at Folkwang University in Germany. In 2001, the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) awarded Vanessa for her research about how choreography redefines cultural beliefs about the body. She has taught at Long Island University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Hawaii, and was a residency artist at Bates College and San Diego State University. Vanessa graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Buddhism/Philosophy from Pomona College, and earned an MFA in Choreography/Dance from The Ohio State University. She maintains a private practice in the Alexander Technique and strain-free Yoga (online and in-person in West Hartford, CT and NYC). She loves teaching the Alexander Technique to actors and performers.