Valerie has been dancing since she was 5 years old under the instruction of Belinda Lands. She has been trained in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, musical theater and acrobatics. Miss Valerie attended El Rancho High School, where she was a song leader for two years. She also graduated from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona with a bachelor of science in Elementary Education with the emphasis of early childhood education. Since moving back to California she has been given the opportunity to teach and share her love and passion for dance with all of the students at Downey Dance Center.