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Meet Valeria

Valeria Y. Gonzalez is a Mexican-American artistic director, choreographer, dancer, performance artist, and producer. Starting in 2007, she embarked on a learning expedition in Guadalajara, then Montreal followed by a full relocation to NYC to continue her professional education in dance. During this time, she studied at Ballet Divertimento in Montreal and The Ailey School in NYC. Her studies include several dance intensives such as: GAGA, Movement Invention Project, SBDNY Module, Gallim Dance, Vim Vigor, Pirouetteando, and Alvin Ailey intensives.

In 2015, she graduated with a B.F.A. in Communication Arts and TV Production. During her time at New York Tech, she worked for prominent media outlets such as Time Out Magazine (e-commerce manager) and at NBC New York (social media assistant and assignment desk Intern). In 2014 she was hired as a full-time Production Assistant where she worked along with the executive producers, anchors, photographers, assignment desk editors and reporters. Most notably during this time, Valeria found her true calling by founding her dance theater company, VALLETO.

From 2016 to 2018, Valeria attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she pursued and completed her MFA in Dance with a concentration in Performance and Pedagogy. As a performer, Valeria created her very own solo, "echoes" a durational (6 hours) improvisation performance that premiered in May 2018 at NYU Tisch Dance. She also has performed works by Gioconda Barbuto (Nederlands Dans Theater), MADBOOTS, David Pressault (Toronto Dance Theater), Eric Miles (Les Ballet Jazz De Montreal), Pamela Pietro (NYU Tisch), and more.

Valeria’s is currently a part time lecturer in dance at the University of Texas at El Paso where she teaches contemporary dance, improvisation and performance, and is enrolled in the Women and Gender Studies program at UTEP.