International Artistic & Programming Committee, Biographies
Vanessa Maria Mirza, Festival Director
Vanessa Maria Mirza is a choreographer, visual artist, researcher and curator based in Kolkata, India. Her recent choreographic works include Dream Realms, Under Face, I Do Care About You and Her Song. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Dance Bridges Festival. She has represented Dance Bridges Festival at international forums such as the British Dance Edition 2016 and TPAM 2017-Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama. She has trained at Taipei National University of the Arts in the Master of Fine Arts (Choreography) program. She has worked with Rhythmosaic Dance Company as Faculty for Choreography Studies since 2013. Vanessa also holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. As a visual artist she has had solo/group exhibitions at Taj Bengal Hotel & Mirage Art Gallery and has worked as Visual Arts Director with Chaitown Creatives (USA/India) between2015-2016.