Vanessa Papillon is an award-winning singer and certified Blue Belt Nia instructor with a passion for guiding people in
finding, remembering, expressing,
and feeling empowered in their voices and movement.


Vanessa completed her BA Honours in Sociology & Applied Voice (University of Guelph), the Course Work for a Masters Program in Ethnomusicology (York University, A.B.D.), and the Community Choir Leadership Training program in Victoria, BC. She's had the pleasure of working with incredible singing teachers with diverse styles and repertoire. She also holds her White & Blue teaching belts for The NIA Technique, a practice combining dance, martial arts, and mindfulness. This summer & fall, Vanessa will complete her Moving to Heal training and Brown Belt certification in the NIA Technique.  

She has moved thousands of people to open their hearts and voices through the uplifting power of song and moving for joy in the body's way!


She is the proud founder of You Gotta Sing! Chorus, a non-auditioned community choir expanding from 19 members in 2011 to a community of 1000 members over the span of 9 years. Shining Her Light, by Renée Hartleib, is a beautifully written story of Vanessa's inspiration and efforts with this choir, which folded in spring 2020: .






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