Vanessa Varela - Born in Lisbon , Portugal . Has a great passion for her family and loves animals and children .She began practicing acrobatics at age 4, practiced swimming for 5 years and at age 11 began playing football was (with the whole team) national champion in amateur, at their level. Out of curiosity at age 12 began attending classes in ballroom dance and since then has never stopped. Attended various workshops of classical dance , jazz among others , through the school “ Marta Athaíde “ and ballroom dances with international teachers. Started in 1998 to participate in several national and international shows and some television programs and advertisements. Since 1995 we decided to start in ballroom dance competitions, and in 2002 carried out the tests and is admitted to the University of dancing, but ballroom dancing was the main motivation in her life. Finalist in championships in Europe and has titles of National Champion in Portugal at dif- ferent levels in several years. Began to focus on career teacher / coach in 2003, under the guidance and influence of her teachers. At this point is a teacher and trainer of some of the youngest national champions in ballroom dancing in Portugal at various levels and has over one hundred social students.