Vera Tussing graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2005, and has worked as choreographer and dancer in the UK, Belgium and across Europe.
In 2007 she began collaborating with Albert Quesada. Over the last years they have created Trilogy, consisting of three pieces exploring musical structures: Beautiful Dance (2008), Your Eyes (originally commissioned by ROH2 for ‘Firsts’ at the Royal Opera House in 2009) and Oh Souvenir (2011). Individually these pieces have been presented in the UK, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain. Trilogy itself premiered at Monty Theatre, Antwerp in January 2011, allowing an evening that combines their collaborative work in one performance.
Vera performed in One/Zero by Belgian Choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle which premiered in April 2011. She currently is in the early stages of her next creation Edit which will premiere in May 2012 in STUK in Leuven (BE).
In 2010 Vera was commissioned to create The Icarus Project for The Place Prize, sponsored by Bloomberg, in London and was part of ChoreoRoam 2010. This piece was a compositional study investigating the acoustic potential of movement.
Vera created Be Water, a collaborative, multi-media performance with Rosalind Masson and Andrew Macdonald, performed as part of Arches Live! in Glasgow in September 2008 (a shortlisted project for British Dance Editions Research Presentation). In August 2009, she presented May I…, a study of poetic structures based on the work of ee cummings at the Arcola Theatre, London.
As well as designing costumes for many different productions, Vera regularly conducts movement workshops for young and old (Time Out Projekt in Breitnau, Germany; Mary Feilding Guild, London).