Vanessa was introduced to Lindy Hop by her college roommate in 2002. Even though it took a while for her roommate to convince her to go, the instant Vanessa saw her friend dancing, she was hooked. Though she loved Lindy Hop, the scene there wasn’t very large. In order to get her dancing fix, she started practicing and competing in Salsa.
When Vanessa moved to Austin in 2006, she centered her attention on Lindy Hop and has been teaching, performing, and competing ever since.