Originally from Moncton, Vanessa Chiasson is a recent graduate from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Professional Training Program. She initially began her dance training at a young age and trained in many styles including ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, and hip-hop, and was given the opportunity to perform, as well as assist and teach dance classes from a young age. Wanting to intensify her dance training in preparation for a dance career, Chiasson attended the Quinte Ballet School of Canada from 2010 to 2012.
Discovering a passion in contemporary dance, Chiasson attended The School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s three-year post-secondary training program. She has attended many summer training programs to compliment her training while in Toronto, such as Alias Dance Project’s summer intensive program in 2017, and the ProArteDanza’s Apprentice Program in 2016, where she had the opportunity to perform challenging repertoire work such as Expire by Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek. Chiasson also performed in October Sky, a work by Paul-André Fortier, during Nuit Blanche of 2016. In 2015, she also had the occasion to perform at the Atlantic Cirque Festival with Cirque Stella. Back in Moncton, Vanessa teaches at the DansEncorps School and dances for the DansEncorps company.