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 with a Postgraduate diploma, Vanessa went onto tour internationally performing works by renowned choreographers such as Richard Alston CBE, Christopher Bruce CBE, Aletta Collins and Itzik Galili amongst many others. More recently with Olivier award winning Mthuthuzeli November, Ryan Chappell, Benjamin Jonsson and Shelley Maxwell. Alongside, numeous commercial features in TV, film and music.
In August 2018, Vanessa was Dancing Times, Dancer of the Month and later that year nominated at the acclaimed National Dance Awards, Critics Circle. Vanessa was also an external examiner and mentor for the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Currently on the Board of Trustees for the National Youth Ballet and ThickSkin Theatre, and mentor for the MA Dance: Performance programme at The Place, London.