A Sault Ste. Marie native, Valerie studied dance with Sherry Walsh before moving to Toronto to train at The School of TDT. After graduating, she worked with the Danny Grossman Dance Company during their 98/99 season, and again in 2006. She performed with Toronto Dance Theatre from 1999-2008. She has worked independently with David Earle, DNA Theatre, Sharon Moore, Sasha Ivanochko, Michael Trent, CORPUS, Cathy Gordon, Julia Aplin and William Yong. She works as a choreographer and sound designer under the name VICE VERSA. She has created work, amongst others, for both the school and company of Toronto Dance Theatre and for Ryerson University. Her 2007 work, Parliament for TDT, received a Dora Mavor Moore Award for outstanding choreography. She teaches a contemporary style that combines Graham, Limon and release work with elements of hip hop (waving isolations). Her class involves whole-body co-ordination and isolations.