News, Events, Upcoming Work

Stay up to date with Vanessa's dance work, activism, & other exciting events!

Dance Film Premiering on IKOUII Virtual Exhibition on June 20, 2021 until August 20, 2021 and has Won the Honorable Mention Award

DNA: Disability Not Ability is an experimental dance film that encompasses poetry, dance, and scenic artwork. This piece is a deeply personal journey that dives into my intersectional identities.Click here to find out more. 

Check out Voyage Magazine interview with Vanessa Cruz
Life & Work with Vanessa Hernández Cruz


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    "I’ve been a risk-taker all my life. Having to constantly push myself to be the best version of myself despite having to navigate an ableist society. Growing up, most “adults” would discourage me to try things because they perceived being disabled as fragile. When it’s the complete opposite for me. I took risks because I didn’t want to settle for less."