Visual Caption Head, Show Designer and Choreographer
Vanessa was born and raised in Southern California. Before becoming involved with marching percussion, she trained in piano and classical dance. Her performance experience playing tenor drums includes Ayala High School, Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps, Esperanza Drum & Bugle Corps, and the RCC Fall Marching Band. She went on to play bass drum at Pulse Percussion for four years, and was also the first synthesizer player at the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps in 2009.
Vanessa has taught at several percussion programs throughout Southern California including Broken City Percussion, Arcadia High School, Diamond Bar High School, South Hills High School, and Canyon Hills Jr. High School. With as many years of dancing experience as drumming experience, she provides a fresh take on choreography.
In addition to being an educator, Vanessa works at Disneyland as a parade performer and assists in wedding planning. She currently performs with an exhibition hip-hop dance team. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Cal Poly Pomona.