(ASST. TEACHER) Vanessa Urbán began her training in dance at the age of 3, studying ballet, tap, jazz, and gymnastics. At the age of 12 she discovered her true passion in hip hop dance, joined the competitive company at Xtreme, and never looked back. From ages 12-19, Vanessa was an active member of Xtreme Dance Force, training under the instruction of Sam Renzetti, JC Renzetti, Alvin Ramirez, Robert Lewis, Matt Pilalis, Gil Mata and many more. During her time on Xtreme’s competitive team, Vanessa received numerous awards with the company for small and large groups, lines and productions. She is also proud to have experienced winning three national Victory Cups with her Xtreme team. Vanessa now attends College of DuPage full-time and is preparing a transfer to North Central College in Naperville to complete her Bachelor’s Degree. In addition to dance, Vanessa has a love for music and has participated in numerous vocal productions and competitions. Vanessa’s educational and professional goals are focused on Music Therapy and Speech Language Pathology. With her passion for dance and music, and her awareness on the power of teamwork, Vanessa is excited to share her experiences with the next generation of Xtreme Dance Force.