Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Vanessa Ferranti has been dancing since the age of nine. Growing up, Vanessa trained at The American Theater Dance Workshop where she focused dually on ballet and musical theater, theater dance, voice and original Broadway choreography. She has participated in numerous summer intensive programs such as French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, New York Saratoga Springs, The Eglevsky Ballet and NYSSSA of the New York City Ballet. Vanessa continues to further her dance studies in N.Y.C. while pursuing her Bachelors of Fine Arts at Fordham University Lincoln Center with the Alvin Ailey School. She is trained in classical ballet, the Horton and Graham techniques, lyrical, jazz, West African modern partnering and Hip Hop.