Vanessa Van Deusen recently competed in Pennsylvania State Twirling Competition at California University of Pennsylvania, capturing the 2018 Advanced Modeling and Novice X-Strut championship titles in her age division. She also attended North Atlantic Regional Competition at Beaver County Community College, winning the regional title in both X-Strut and Basic Strut and placing third in the overall title, consisting of solo twirling, modeling and strut in her age division.
Her twirling team, “M,” won first place titles in both contests and in dance-twirl team as well.
Vanessa is privately coached by Matt and Meredith Freeman of Bellefonte and Lynnette Lepre-Van Deusen of Carbondale.
Vanessa will be traveling to Notre Dame University in South Bend Indiana in July to compete in NBTA Nationals.
Vanessa is 9 years old and will be entering fourth grade at Carbondale Elementary School. She is the daughter of Jesse and Lynnette Van Deusen and granddaughter of Bill and Bernadette Lepre, all of Carbondale.