VALLETO, founded in 2014, is an organization that focuses on the empowerment of women through contemporary dance, performances, collaboration, community projects, education, and activism.
VALLETO is led by Mexican American choreographer Valeria Valleto. Her inquiry in gender equality, freedom of expression, sexism, and diversity were crucial to founding VALLETO, and subsequently making it an all-female dance company.
"Her highly personal choreographic methods excavate emotion, memory, and relationships to discover movement and structure. Her unique process and dance theater sensibility lead to dances that are very affecting; each work exists in an intriguing, singular world. Valeria is also unafraid to take artistic risks while being open to feedback that strengthens her work."
(CHAIR NYU TISCH DANCE)
VALLETO is a dance community of strong, radical, and unique women who aspire to make a difference in the dance world.
Our core values include: Safety, Inclusivity, Movement Research, Empathetic Listening, Communication, Fun, Integrity, Honesty, Playful Exploration, and Respect.
Our MISSION is to INSPIRE, to bridge the divides between cultures, to empower women, to create exceptional dance training workshops, to create touching, moving and extraordinary dance performances, initiatives, dance workshops, and events that leave a transformative experience.
Our VISION is an extraordinary repertoire of innovative dance performances, and a global community of dancers and artists who create a radical positive difference for WOMEN.
VALLETO produces provocative, experimental, physical, theatrical and emotionally charged dance productions for the international stage.
VALLETO is now composed of the company and the heal initiative.
Valeria has created over 15 works in New York City for the company, musicians, and has taught workshops in various cities in the United States and Mexico. As a process-oriented dance company, VALLETO becomes a playground for senses, imagination, identity and politics deeply explored. Valeria takes the private and personal into the public embracing the collaboration within the artists involved in each production.