Vanessa Walters

Vanessa Walters originally hails from Baltimore where she began dancing in high school at the Peabody Institute. She then came to NYC, got her BFA at NYU’s Tisch of the Arts, and has lived here ever since. Since 2001, Walters has been the lead choreographer of Fischerspooner, a performance group known for combining pop entertainment with a high art sensibility.  The most recent Fischerspooner show, “Between Worlds”, was created in collaboration with the Wooster Group. She has choreographed, staged, and performed in Fischerspooner shows and music videos, for both music and concert venues and non-proscenium, interactive gallery shows. Her work with Fischerspooner has appeared at London’s Royal Festival Hall, Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City’s Deitch Projects, MOCA in Los Angeles, and the Pompidou Center in Paris as well as TV appearances on Top of the Pops, The Jimmy Kimmel show, and The Carson Daly Show. Walters has also choreographed music videos for Zola Jesus, AVAN LAVA, CREEP, Blank Dogs, Department of Eagles, Cyndi Lauper, Kings of Leon, Jamie Lidell/Nintendo, as well as live events for Mercedes Benz, Juicy Couture, House of Diehl, and Narcissister, among others.