Valerie is a classically trained actor based in New York City.

While earning her BA in Theatre from St. Edward's University, which specialized in devised and physical theatre, she simultaneously earned Equity membership through various regional productions.  She is also a graduate of London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where she received advanced training in classical acting.

Valerie is a founder and Artistic Director of Wandering Bark Theatre Co., a group dedicated to adapting classic plays, and has created, produced, written, directed, and performed in several adaptations of Shakespeare, Chekhov and Ibsen as well as classic literature. wandering-bark.org

Her small town Texas upbringing (on a chicken farm) has fostered a love of astronomy and gardening. She is equal parts Austinite and Londoner at heart, and balances her Brooklyn lifestyle with a passion for her 20 acres of West Texas ranch land.