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.

She has been a guest teacher and performer at the International Samba Congress, Les Ballet de Monte Carlo in Monaco, Ecole de Danze Kim Kan in Paris, Centre Momboye in Paris, State Street Ballet, Center Sportuf la Woluwe in Brussels, California Brazil Camp, The University of Southern California, The University of California Santa Barbara, Group Capoeira Brasil, Capoeira Sul da Bahia and Fusion Dance Company. She has taught across the USA, Europe and in Brazil and has been a guest choreographer for many productions. She plans to return to Europe in 2019 for a workshop tour.

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 shared her love for food.

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. 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.  

Vanessa was nominated for the prestigious Brazilian International Press Award in the Dance category. The Santa Barbara Magazine chose her as one of the “Most Intriguing People Worth Getting to Know” for her cultural contributions to the city.

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

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