Teaching Artist and Choreographer

Val received her pre-professional training at Dance Arts Academy in Traverse City, Michigan. As a member of Company Dance Traverse, she attended the Young Tanzommer Dance Festival performing throughout Austria, Germany, and Italy. In 2010 she received her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Western Michigan University and discovered her love for teaching. In addition to mentoring young dancers, she continues to perform professionally throughout the city of Chicago. Val is grateful to have worked with incredible artists including appearing in “Here Hear Chicago” and internationally acclaimed work “HEARD” at NavyPier’s Art Expo, wearing Nick Cave’s iconic Soundsuits with choreography by William Gill. Val recently served as the Artistic Director of Dance for the Wilmette Park District and is thrilled to continue to share her love of dance education here at the NorthShore Elite Talent Company. 

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