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Vanessa Tharp

Vanessa Tharp


Vanessa began her dance training at Cynthia Knin Dance Academy in Norwalk. She continued her studies at the University of Akron where she majored in Dance Performance and interned with the Ohio Ballet. Vanessa performed in The Central Ohio Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker in 2010 and choreographed a piece for Bravo! 2011. She currently enjoys working as a rehearsal assistant with the company. Vanessa is currently teaching ballet at the Ballet Academy. Vanessa lives in Mount Vernon with her husband, Terry, and their daughters, Madeline and Gabrielle.

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