Vanessa Ding  /  丁霜語


Vanessa Ding is from Taiwan. She started playing the piano and Guzheng (a harp-like Chinese instrument) at a young age. Traditional Eastern music has influenced her musical style and ukulele playing, but she also specializes in ballet, modern dance and tap-dancing.



In 2013, Vanessa combined her ukulele playing and ballet, which created a unique performance. She is the only known artist who combines dance grooves while playing the ukulele. She feels that modern ballet can express the elegance of her body gestures and can showcase ukulele in a brilliant new way. Vanessa also feels that tap dance and ukulele combined creates a happy element to her music. You can definitely feel her passion through her music and dance.




Vanessa covers many musical genres. Some of these would include songs like: Moon Represent My Heart in a Bossa Nova Brazilian-style, to David Guetta’s, "Titanium," and also rock-n-roll Christmas songs.

In 2014, before the World Cup Soccer game, she covered the, "We Are One.” This was the first combined ukulele and tap dance performance ever seen on MTV. The surprise performance attracted many media outlets and today Vanessa performs her music on many TV shows.

We are proud to have Vanessa Ding as a featured artist on the aNueNue team.



Vanessa & Kyas Ryo



In 2014 Oct. Vanessa face a hard time in ukulele playing. She had the chance to meet with Japanese artist Kyas in Taiwan, and  She fly to Kochi, Japan, and become apprentice of Kyas. In Kochi, Kyas encourage Vanessa to play at many venue, and live house. Kyas is a great influence for Vanessa, and inspire Vanessa to create original music style. This visit gave Vanessa positive strength, and expand her ukulele international Views.



Vanessa Ding's Album

《Uke Tap》

 Vanessa Ding first EP (2015)                                                  

In 2015 June, Vanessa will release her first EP "Uke Tap",  Music & Combine Tap Dance & Modern Dance. In music, Vanessa also participate in the EP design, clothes.

EP 1st hit song is the "UkeTap", Ukulele and Tap Dance's happy element, she also added GuZheng and Orchestra in the music.She challenge people's impression of ukulele music, and explode a new music style. Moonlight Walts she created the song with Kyas. In 2014, Vanessa won 3rd place in the Thailand Ukulele International Competition.

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