Valerie is a classically trained stage and screen actress based in New York City.
She holds a B.A. in Theatre (specialization in Physical Theatre and Devised Theatre) from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas.
One of fifteen students selected from international auditions, she completed the Masters Level/ Postgraduate program in Classical Acting at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
She serves as Co-Artistic Director of Wandering Bark Theatre Company (wandering-bark.org) , for which she adapted Othello and created/ wrote/ adapted Short Life of Trouble (New York Innovative Theatre Award Nomination for Outstanding Ensemble), in addition to being a member of the casts and most recently conceived, co-created, and performed a new solo show inspired by Madame Bovary titled YOU / EMMA.
She made her directorial debut with The Witches (her adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth), for The New Collectives in association with Wandering Bark Theatre Company.