Janessa began dancing competitively at eight years old in the Latin and Standard Ballroom style. She holds a Preteen National Title and she is a Jr. Open Standard finalist.
She is also trained in Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Hip-Hop, and Polynesian. At the age of 10 she began to participate in Musical Theatre Productions and train vocally as well.
She has been teaching and choreographing for competitive dance teams since she was 14 years old with pieces ranging in all styles.
As a performer, choreographer, and co-director she has done dance tours in China, Hawaii and Austria.
All of which she has accompanied her brother Andres Peñate from World of Dance as a dance partner and class assistant.