Miss Valerie has been dancing for 20 years, competitively dancing for 11 years and teaching for 9 years. She has won many awards for her choreography and was a national 1st place winner. When Valerie was little, she danced at every dance studio along her path. She trained at multiple schools in her home town of South Lyon Michigan, including the American Dance Academy. She has studied Cecchetti Technique as well as Vaganova Technique. She attended classes at the Detroit Opera House, danced with the Luna Dance Company and trained as a performer at Walt Disney World.
Miss Valerie enjoys all types of dance. Her specialties are Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz Funk and Improvisation. She has trained with some elite choreographers and performance companies over the years including Will Thomas and George Lawrence from So You Think You Can Dance, faculty from the Alvin Ailey Dance School and many others. She performed with The Academy of Russian Classical Ballet dancing various roles in The Nutcracker and La Bayadere. Miss Valerie has assisted and traveled with Kathy King, and with hip hop/contemporary artist Nick Anthony.
Miss Valerie is very proud to share her passion and love of dance with all of her students and loves to see them grow into wonderful dancers.
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