Valerie Branch graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance. She has experience touring as a performing and teaching artist as well as a lecturer and mentor both nationally and internationally. Valerie is currently the Co-Director of Youth Programs at Dance Place (Washington, DC). She is also involved in the Washington, DC dance scene in many different capacities; she is the Executive Director and dancer with Connecting Vibes USA, adjunct company member with alight dance theater, works independently on her own choreography, and serves on the dance faculty at New Hope Academy in Landover Hills, MD. As a dance educator, mentor, lecturer, teaching and performing artist, Valerie believes in the importance of sharing the performing arts culture with under-served youth and adults to enhance growth and development within their communities.
Truth Be Told photos courtesy Enoch Chan.