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Vanessa Mendoza (she/her)

Class Assistant

My name is Vanessa Mendoza.  I was born in Vancouver, BC. I was born with a disability called Spina bifida. I have spent my whole life in a wheelchair. I got involved with All Bodies Dance Project in 2020 through a friend who introduced me to dance. I didn't think I could dance but being involved in all bodies dance has given me so much freedom and confidence. Previously, I have worked for a seniors home in downtown Vancouver doing one-one visits with residents who need a little companionship. Today I work for Community Living British Columbia helping high school students that are just transitioning from high school wanting to know what the next steps are after school.  

Vanessa Mendoza (she/her)
A portrait of Vanessa (she/her), a Latina with warm beige skin, brown eyes, brown shoulder length hair and bangs pictured from the chest up sitting in her power chair. She is a wearing a white t-shirt with blue and teal flowers and green leaves in a watercolour design. She is smiling into the camera with an expression of welcome and kindness.
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