Virginia Lensi was born in Milan, Italy, and began her training at the age of three. At eleven, Lensi joined La Scala Ballet School. While training, she performed roles in The Nutcracker, Serenade, Who Cares, Les Sylphides, Paquita and Gaîté Parisienne at Teatro alla La Scala. Lensi also danced a soloist role in Naples at the Streheler Theatre and the Rose Adagio as part of La Scala Ballet School’s 2015 exposition. In 2015, she attended American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive in New York and began training at the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School.
Lensi joined ABT Studio Company in January 2016 and became an apprentice with the main Company in 2017.