Born in Hong Kong, Vanessa is a Royal Ballet School associate, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance BA(Hons) and the London Contemporary Dance School alumnus. After graduating her Postgraduate diploma with distinction, Vanessa went onto tour nationally and internationally performing works by renowned choreographers such as Richard Alston CBE, Christopher Bruce CBE, Aletta Collins, Itzik Galili and Ivgi & Greben amongst many others.
In August 2018 Vanessa was Dancing Times, Dancer of the Month and later that year nominated as Emerging Artist at the acclaimed National Dance Awards, Critics Circle. Vanessa was also an external examiner and mentor for the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, an ambassador for the National Youth Ballet and currently on the Board of Trustees for theatre company ThickSkin.
Vanessa has very fond memories dancing with the National Youth Ballet as the Robin in Hansel and Gretel 2001 and the Pumpkin in Cinderella in 2002.