Co-Coach Intermediates & Seniors
Vanessa has been a calisthenics competitor since 1994. She started with Jayde as a Junior and quickly became obsessed with this wonderful sport and all that it has to offer. Vanessa began assisting other teams in her early Intermediate years and naturally progressed to coaching. She has had the opportunity to coach nearly all age groups, spending time in Sub-Juniors and Juniors and eventually settling for Inters and Seniors.
Vanessa has also coached solos and pupil skills for a number of years and loves these one-on-one classes which are so beneficial to both pupil and coach.
Vanessa’s other calisthenics credits include her many years competing in solos; three years in the Victorian Senior State Team (travelling to Queensland, Perth and Darwin), and achieving her ACF Bronze and Silver Medals.
Vanessa’s love of calisthenics has influenced other aspects of her life – she works locally as a primary teacher, and has ventured onto the stage with BLOC Music Theatre Company. She has had both ensemble and leading roles in musicals, and choreographed junior, boutique and senior productions with BLOC and Lyric Theatre.
Vanessa encourages everyone to give calisthenics a try as nothing gives you the opportunities to dance, perform, make life-long friends, learn about commitment and teamwork, encourage your strengths and be yourself quite like this sport does.