Valerie earned her B.A. degree in Dance from the University of Akron, thereafter moving to Chicago as a scholarship student with the Joel Hall Dance Company. Her professional experience includes a traveling Walt Disney Production, dancing with the Intact Performance Group in Chicago and performing in Duke it Out a Dance Chicago production. Shortly after having children of her own, Valerie founded Tiny Tot Tap and Ballet, a dance program through the Chicago Park District. She has also been the choreographer for the Opening Act of the school play at Ss. Peter and Paul school for the past three years and was an instructor at Leap of Faith Arts Ministries. After being a substitute teacher at SPA for the past two years, she could not be more excited to share her passion for dance with the students as a teacher this year!