WORK WITH THE DIRECTOR
An opportunity to:
Express yourself freely.
Gain tools to stand in your power as a creative.
Discover your artistic statement and manifesto.
Uncover your purpose.
ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR
"My teaching philosophy stems from my passion for dance and human connection. I aim to connect with the student, and give them space to explore their bodies through movement. My work is process oriented, and it starts from building a student-teacher relationship, in which the student can feel completely safe to make mistakes, and learn from them. My classes allow the student to question, and to be curious about their anatomies. I always ask the dancers: how do you relate to the world as an artist?I aim to create not only dancers with correct technique, but artists who recognize their own voice and authentic self..."
FOUNDER | DIRECTOR
In Val’s mentorships,
- We will explore what is your fullest expression.
- We will discover what is your unapologetic artistic statement.
- We will create together your manifesto.
- You will discover your deepest desires and own them unapologetically.
- I will help you distinguish your blocks that stop you from fullest abundance.
- You will have a healthy relationship with money.
- We will unleash your inner power.
- You will be inspired to take on your life :)
Valeria Gonzalez is the founder of VALLETO, an all female contemporary dance-theater company that focuses on the empowerment of women through projects, performances, heal projects, and education. Val is known for her unapologetic choreographic work that speaks to the female experience- touching the hearts of the audiences throughout her performances, and experimental collaborations. Valeria founded VALLETO in 2014 as the culmination of her passion for dance, production, community, radical activism and education. In addition to her degree in Communications and TV Production from the New York Institute of Technology, and her Masters degree in Dance from New York University- Val also studied under several dance and creative inspirations whom helped her find her own voice- such as Shannon Gillen, Ohad Naharin, Sidra Bell, Phyllis Lamhut, Rashaun Silas, Hector Hernandez, Luciana Achugar, Jill Johnson, Alexandra Wells, Bobbi Jenne Smith, Susan Landgraf, Gioconda Barbuto, Pam Pietro, Andrea Miller, Elia Mrak, Isaac Hernandez, Talya Sato and more. Some dance programs she completed include The Ailey School, and Ballet Divertimento, in addition to intensives such B12 in Berlin, Gaga in Tel Aviv and New York, and MIP in New York. Besides her experience in dance Val has also worked full time as a Producer in the fast paced news industry in New York at NBC News.
In the past two years, Valeria has been teaching as a faculty professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is very happy to bring her knowledge to her native, but she hopes to expand herself into other Universities, and companies. As a passionate eternal student, leader, educator and mentor, Val has also volunteered, been a key speaker, and been part of organizations such as Wise Latina, and New York Women in Communications, Inside Out Project and more. Val is excited to open this VALLETO platform to a broader audience, and offer mentorships and one-on-one sessions with dancers, actors and creatives.
WORK WITH THE DIRECTOR