VALLETO is a New York based contemporary dance theater company founded in 2014 by Artistic Director Valeria Yvette Gonzalez. VALLETO made its company debut with its first season entitled Inner Dialogues which premiered at The Kraine Theater in the East Village in 2014. In the following year, VALLETO performed its second season #VOIDS at Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn. During 2015, the company was also selected to be part of the Sublet Series at HERE Arts in SOHO where Lesson Unlearned made its debut successfully at the Dorothy B. Williams Theater. In 2016, VALLETO created their third season in(touch) which premiered at Center for Performance Research in June and was presented again in December. The company supports and collaborates along with visual artists by providing them space to exhibit their art, which relates to each theme that VALLETO explores. The company has created free events for the public, including our “Equality First” conversations. In November 2015, the company hosted a screening event at Gibney Dance. At the event, VALLETO screened a film created by French Artist JR entitled ELLIS, and opened up a conversation about immigration. The company’s work environment is one that inspires creativity, diversity and leadership within the core team of collaborators.
VALLETO is a team of unique and diverse contemporary dancers that create an open space to unfold initiatives that support our vision around equality. The company recently created an initiative with the new VALLETO T-shirts, bags and sweatshirts. You can purchase one and become a part of VALLETO’s vision and community. VALLETO is a contemporary dance theater company that explores what the unconscious mind hides in the body. Our process becomes a playground for senses, imagination, emotions, identity and politics explored through a magnified glass. VALLETO also narrates different topics in an abstract or humorous way to reveal the relationship between the body, the objective reality and the unconscious mind in this new digital era. VALLETO is now a platform that innovates dance, unifies the arts and advocates for equality. Our MISSION is to create performances, initiatives, dance workshops and events that leave a transformative experience. Our VISION is to inspire, impact, and empower the artistic community all around the globe, and to create initiatives that empower the global unheard voices in the current millennium.