“Without a doubt, Vanessa Calderon’s breadth of skill and dynamic versatility is the key to success for this beautiful Spanish artist; her roles on-screen led to two best-actress awards, while her guest-appearance dancing at the legendary Alvin Ailey theatre was applauded by the New York artistic community.”
FERNANDO CAMPOS – Reporter
Vanessa Calderon is a twice award-winning actress, Jazz, Hip-hop and Contemporary choreographer and creator of the DeMotion Act technique.
Besides her recent collaboration with Deborah Geffner (All That Jazz, A Chorus Line…) Vanessa worked with X-Plain as their face and image for their new clothing collection.
She just also finished shooting Taking East New York, a TV pilot produced by Ice-T. Among her recent work, she choreographed a music video for Million Hoodies Movement directed by Daniel Maree and music by Jay Z.
Before moving to New York in 2013, Vanessa was already one of the most multidisciplinary artists of the Spanish scene. Her career started out when she starred “Defectos” (Directed by Pedro del Oso) from which she received the Best Leading Actress Award at La Fila Film Festival.
Vanessa walked the red carpet in 2013 at Malaga Film Festival for the premiere of her feature film, “La Reina de Tapas”.
Her non-stop will of taking her career one step forward lead her to co-write “INSANIA” along with Spanish director Daniel Diosdado. Her work made her win the Best Actress Award at KO & Digital Film Festival.
Her work as a scriptwriter in short films 3’30” DK and “Con Cara de Gilipollas” helped her step into the international scene. These films have been nominated and awarded in Spain, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Germany.
She has worked for independent filmmakers such as Miguel Angel Rolland (Goya Awards nominee for “Aerosol”), and successful TV series like “Hospital Central”. She has also performed with the prestigious company La Fura Dels Baus at Teatro Real of Madrid and Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow.
Due to her captivating beauty and her athletic shape, Vanessa has been interviewed for magazines such as NBC News, Theater Scene, Broadway World, Dance-NYC, Clara, Vents, Diario Sur, La Republica el Cultural, Noche de Cine, La Opinion de Malaga, and Fundido a Negro among others.
The present and future for this multifaceted artist is bound to the development of projects with social content. For that she will use her own DeMotion Act technique, “acting through emotional dance on film” which she created from the work and research she did for 3’30″DK.
Following the path stablished by 3’30″DK and in collaboration with Nomada Films, her next film, “The Center of the Room” received several international awards.
With the support of Spain & Culture NYC, Metropolitan Building, X-Plain and Nomada Films, the next DeMotionAct short film is in the developing phase.
Currently, Vanessa directs the dance program at Barbizon School & Talent Agency in Manhattan.