Valerie is originally from West Virginia. Valerie is a dancer, exercise physiologist, and arts enthusiast. She moved to NYC upon graduating summa cum laude with honors from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Dance. She has studied and performed across the U.S. and abroad, with such notable teachers as David Dorfman, Paul Taylor, and Betty Jones. Additionally, she is the Program Associate for the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards and a founding member of West Virginia’s Friends of Dance Advisory Board. In June 2016, Valerie organized an intimate performance and talk-back of her work Memories Live Within The Heart (2012), a piece dedicated to raising Alzheimer’s awareness, in Queens, NY. This year marks Valerie’s third season with New York City Children’s Theater.
Catch Up on the Latest
- Jabari JumpsJune 5, 2020 - 8:00 am
Today’s book recommendation, Hairy, Scary, Ordinary, explores how adjectives help us describe people, places, and more in our stories! Read the book and then write your own adjective-filled story with our activity book!
- Explore Penguins with Us!June 4, 2020 - 8:00 am
Staying inside can be fun when you play, sing, dance, craft, and read! Join us as we explore penguins through children’s books, theater games, songs, and fun activity ideas for you and your little ones!