Valerie Clark

Valerie Clark has had a long dance career.  She has performed in numerous concert tours, television shows and specials, and regional theater productions throughout the years. She has taught many types of dance for the past 40 years including tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, musical theater, tahitian/hawaiian and ballroom.  She has received various awards for her choreography and has taught master classes and workshops all over the US and Europe. Valerie started her training very young and began dancing professionally very early.  She was a student of Joe Tremaine and Stephen Peck for jazz, Fred Strickler, Lynn Dally, Sam Weber and Brenda Bufalino and many more for tap, and many others for Ballroom.  She attended Utah State University, UC Riverside and Arizona State University where she received her Bachelors and Masters degrees. She was trained in Cecchetti and RAD methods and received her Royal Academy of Ballet teaching certification. She is currently a member of the Professional Dancer’s Society and a former member of the California Rhythm Project Dance Company.  She is currently the coordinator for the Palomar Dance Department Outreach program which has presented numerous programs for local high schools.  She has helped many new teachers over the years by developing a training program for tap educators.  Her goal is to pass on her love and knowledge of dance to her students and to future generations.

 

Valerie Clark

vclark@palomar.edu

760.744.1150 ext. 5323