Wan-Ning was born in Taiwan and grew up in the small town of Douliu. She started dancing when she was five. From 2009-2016, Wan-Ning studied dance performance at Taipei National University of the Arts where she trained in ballet, Graham technique, contemporary dance, Chinese opera basic steps, tai chi and martial arts. In 2014, she was accepted into SUNY Purchase College as an exchange student and studied there for six months. In 2016, she toured across Taiwan and South Korea as a member of Focus Dance Company. The same year, she worked with Mauvais Chausson Dance Theatre and Taipei Performing Arts Center as a project assistant.