Valerie has directed plays and videos for Late Night Theatre, KCPT, Kansas Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, Academie International and Theatre for Young America. Valerie wrote and directed two early childhood plays for TYA and has served as choreographer for many of TYA’s musical productions as well as the Ozark Actors’ Theatre. Formerly the Artist in Residence at TYA, she performed many roles for the theatre and also appeared at the Coterie Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, the American Heartland Theatre and City Stage in Union Station. She has served on the staff of Union Station Kansas City as trainer for product delivery. Having studied at the Theatre Conservatory of Webster University in St. Louis, Valerie is in her 21st year of teaching drama.