September 11, 2019
P. Valerie Dauphin is the Company K!ds Director and Dance Instructing Artist at Gabriella Charter Schools in Los Angeles. Valerie’s dance training and performances include Salsa, House, Samba, Hip Hop, and numerous dances of the African Diaspora. She is most passionate about the freedom and exhilaration experienced through the fusion of styles like AfroHouse and Salsa Hip Hop and has taught group dance classes at various studios and gyms in L.A., including the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, Heartbeat House, Your Neighborhood Studio, and Sweat Pilates, as well as having served as Adjunct Faculty in Sports and Wellness at Mount Saint Mary’s University. Valerie is also an Award-Winning Published Author of a book that guides readers to access their innermost dreams through the power of dance. Additional teaching artist residencies and guest facilitation include the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA), artworxLA, YouTHink, L.A. Arts Group, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, The I Have a Dream Foundation, Inner City Arts, The Los Angeles LGBT Center, Venice Eco-Festival, and a special dance class for a top 10 tech company. As a 2018-2019 Arts for LA ACTIVATE Fellow and California Arts Education Leadership Cohort Emerging Leader, Valerie works towards the attainment of equitable access to the arts for all California youth.