Vanessa is originally from the Littleton area where she began dancing at age 4 and hasn’t stopped since. Growing up, she studied various styles of dance with local choreographers and attended Arapahoe High School where she was a member of the Tom Toms dance team.
Vanessa attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she obtained a double B.A. in Sociology and Spanish and in 2010 earned her M.A. in Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice. She works full time at Peak Athletics in Highlands Ranch as their Operations Manager. She’s also an Elite Dance Team Coach, Manager of the Stars Program (for athletes with special needs) and a member of the USASF Special Needs Committee.
Throughout her dance career, Vanessa has rigorously studied many styles of dance and theatrical arts including: jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, modern, ballet, vocal performance and Broadway dance. Most recently, Vanessa was a hip hop crew member at Motion Underground.
With a lifelong passion for dance and fitness, Vanessa is very excited to be a part of The Ballet Physique team, having an opportunity to share her extensive technical training as well as her funky hip hop personality!