Vanessa Shields is a professional dancer, choreographer and educator who loves to teach. With a degree in Education, Vanessa has been teaching and competing professionally in dance for over 15 years. She specializes in Swing, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Solo-Jazz and Blues Dancing, and also enjoys teaching the basics of other partnered dances such as Salsa and Two-Step. Vanessa can be found around town teaching classes, private lessons and working with couples in preparation for their wedding dance. Even though she enjoys working with students of all levels, she seems to have a special knack for working with beginners. Her students say that she is patient, fun to be around, and is an outstanding teacher.