Valeria Y. Gonzalez, a Mexican American multi-disciplinary dance artist, and the founder of VALLETO, an all-female & non-binary dance company based in Austin, Texas. Holding an MFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Valeria's extensive background includes training with prominent choreographers and institutions.Through her teaching philosophy, Valeria empowers students by developing choreographic work, and classes rooted in community and safety. She encourages dancers to tap into their imaginations and desires for unapologetic self-expression. Based in Austin, Valeria continues to create, teach, and choreograph, inspiring dancers to express themselves freely.
Immersed in dance, Valeria taps into her sexuality, body, and dreams, craving human connection. Dance, for her, is not only an artistic expression but a means of self-discovery and healing. Each movement reveals an unexplored facet of her psyche, unlocking new layers of self-expression and feminine power.
When Not Dancing
When not dancing, Valeria relishes film, music, a good cocktail and a tasty pasta. She cherishes quality time with her husband, and the comfort of hugging her Weimaraner dog. A daydreamer, traveler, and continual student of dance, she unwinds with long, meditative baths and the anticipation of her next dance intensive.