Born in Melbourne, Vanessa began her dance training at the Jane Moore Academy of Ballet and after completing her secondary school education she trained at Ballet Theatre Australia. Vanessa has completed Summer Intensives with The Australian Ballet School, Edward Ellison Ballet in New York, Ballet Theatre Australia and with Nina Osipyan. She completed full-time Pre-Professional training and performance at Ballet Theatre Australia in 2012.
Vanessa was chosen as a finalist for The Australian Institute of Classical Dance Awards, and successfully auditioned and was selected to compete in the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in 2012.
Vanessa joined Queensland Ballet as a Company Dancer in January 2013.
- Marius Petipa’s Esmeralda (pas de six)
- Marius Petipa's Le Corsaire (grand pas de deux)
- Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy variation)
- Simon Dow’s Carmen (contemporary variation)