Valerie dove deep into the study of contemporary dance, improvisation, ballet, choreography, and hip hop as a student at Western Washington University. In June 2020, she earned her BFA in Dance and BS in Psychology. Prior to Western, she trained in and performed contemporary, ballet, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, and tap with Allegro Performing Arts Academy in Kent, WA. Valerie also works as a choreographer for professional musical theater shows in Bellingham. Valerie is excited to encourage dancers to build a strong technical foundation, explore new and exciting ways to dance, and get in touch with their own unique movement style and artistry.