During her college years, Vanessa became a Zumba and a Swing dancing instructor. She taught at the University of Missouri and at local gyms.
In 2006, Vanessa moved to Miami which is where her passion and addiction for Latin dances started. She started to take salsa lessons at Karibe Dance Studios, where after a quick test she was put into the advanced classes.
After one month of group lessons she was invited to join the performing team, and after a few months of training, she performed in the Orlando Salsa Congress, Tampa International Salsa and Bachata Congress, and Miami Salsa Congress. Shortly after, she started teaching salsa at Karibe; where she taught the children’s salsa classes as well as the adult classes.
Now in Chicago since 2014, Vanessa joined the staff of instructors at Latin Street Dancing to teach kids, teen & adults the great art & passion of Latin dancing.