About Vanessa Isaac


Brazilian performer Vanessa Agle Isaac is an actress, singer, dancer, choreographer, dance instructor, and writer.  Vanessa is the founder of Hip Brazil, a lifestyle company that promotes the unique style and vibrant culture of Brazil with the world. She is also the creator of the Samba Dance Academy™ Online and the web show Sexy Samba Soul™. She shares her passion with the world through many mediums.

Vanessa has inspired thousands and has created a rapidly growing worldwide following. She has been featured in numerous magazines and publications such as Dance Spirit, InStyle, Shape, Fitness, Women’s Health and Fitness, Weight Watchers, Sweat Magazine and many others.

Vanessa was nominated for the prestigious Brazilian International Press Award. She has been featured on CNN Headline News and Fox TV.  Her Brazilian Dance DVD has sold over one million copies worldwide and was voted one of the top ten DVDs of the year by Fitness and Women’s Health & Fitness Magazine.  Santa Barbara Magazine chose her as one of the “Most Intriguing People Worth Getting to Know” for her cultural contributions.


As an actress, she began her career as the lead in the Brazilian theater productions ”A Vida Como Ela E” and ”Obvio Ululante”.  She studied acting at the Center Cultural Martin Cerere and  has appeared in films,  TV commercials and documentaries. Recently, she has a guest appearance in the upcoming film “The Game” by the award winning French director Benjamin Goalabré. She was also a guest  in the TV show “Cooking with Traditions”,  where she sharing her love for food.

As a dance instructor, she has been a guest teacher at The University of Southern California, The University of California Santa Barbara, Group Capoeira Brasil and Fusion Dance Company. She has taught many workshops and retreats across the US and in Brazil and has been a guest choreographer for many other productions. Vanessa first studied dance with the renowned Quasar Company in Brazil and went on to study many styles of dance including Brazilian popular dances, contemporary, modern, ballet, hip hop, west African, Afro-Brazilian and capoeira.

In addition to performing and writing, Vanessa enjoys traveling, cooking and producing. At this moment she is involved in many musical and artistic projects that are in development.

  Vanessa Isaac, Photo by Carlos Soto  (We miss you Carlos) 

Vanessa Isaac, Photo by Carlos Soto (We miss you Carlos)