Janessa has been dancing for 21 years. She excels in ballet, pointe, and contemporary. Her formal ballet training began at the age of four at Inland Pacific Ballet under Victoria Koenig and Jill Voznick. For the past two years she has been a Corps de Ballet member with Inland Pacific Ballet Company. Within those two years she has performed many soloist roles with IPB in their productions of The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Beauty and The Beast. Her favorite roles include Green Fairy in Cinderella, Mirleton soloist in The Nutcracker, Rose soloist (Waltz of the Flowers) in The Nutcracker, and Sister of Beauty in Beauty and The Beast. Having trained with many world renowned teachers her biggest influences have been Stanley Holden of The Royal Ballet, Maria Vegh, Finish Jhung, Clinton Rothwell of National Ballet of Canada, Arturo Fernanadez of Lines Ballet, Tina LeBlanc of San Francisco Ballet, Kelly Lameroux, Michelle Jenkins, and Reid Olsen.
She has also danced with Carnival Cruise Lines for 6 months as a dancer onboard the Paradise. She performed in 8 More Seconds, Shout!, and Welcome Aboard Show.