Valeria Y. Gonzalez, a Mexican American multi-disciplinary dance artist, is the founder of VALLETO, an all-female & non-binary dance company based in Austin, Texas. Dedicated to gender equality, freedom of expression, and diversity, VALLETO consists of three branches: the company, the HEAL project, and the education platform, celebrating the divine feminine power in all its forms.
Holding an MFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Valeria's extensive background includes training with prominent choreographers and institutions. In 2014, before her tenure as an Associate Producer at NBC New York and lecturer at the University of Texas at El Paso Dance and Theater Department, Valeria established VALLETO to provide a safe and empowering community for women and non-binary individuals. VALLETO has participated in renowned dance residencies and festivals.
Valeria, who also holds a Women and Gender Studies Certificate from UTEP, is celebrated for her inventive, focused, and playful approach to dance. Her classes, including "Unpredictable Bodies," focus on contemporary dance methodologies and dance theater practices, guiding students through a physical and sensorial journey to awaken their unconscious and emotional inner knowledge. She cultivates a safe space for exploring partnering dynamics, undoing old movement habits, and unveiling the psyche.
Through her teaching philosophy, Valeria empowers students by developing work rooted in community and safety. She encourages dancers to tap into their imaginations and desires for unapologetic self-expression. Her classes cover composition, flexibility, strength, endurance, musicality, rituals, alignment, and artistry, inspiring resilience and self-expression in a supportive and reflective environment.
Based in Austin, Valeria continues to create, teach, and choreograph, inspiring dancers to express themselves unapologetically and embrace their power.
In this 9-week series, we will explore a process-oriented approach to movement dynamics and movement exploration
Our dates will be: June 28 / July 5,12,19,26 / August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
At First Street Studio: 701 Tillery Street Suite A7B, Austin, TX 78702
Cost per class is: $15 or $100 per 9-class package
Payment options are: Venmo to @valeryaga Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/valletodance Cash at the door or by clicking this link: Purchase Class