Vanessa Van Deusen
Vanessa grew up in Cape Elizabeth, Maine and began her dance training with Elizabeth Drucker at The Ballet School of Topsham. She then continued her training at Portland School of Ballet where she was in the preprofessional CORPS program for three years and a junior apprentice to the Portland Ballet Company for two years. During this time she got the opportunity to perform in ballets such as Swan Lake, La Bayadere, and The Nutcracker with the company as well as perform new works such as Light by Roberto Forleo. Vanessa attended summer programs at The Nutmeg Conservatory, American Academy of Ballet, Boston Ballet, The Gelsey Kirkland Academy, and Washington School of Ballet. She is currently a junior at Barnard College and is studying environmental science.