Valerie Robin

Valerie Robin began her ballet training as an apprentice with the Tulsa Ballet Theatre, became a corps member, and danced with the company for two years. She then joined the Milwaukee Ballet, under the direction of Basil Thompson. Valerie was also a soloist with the Leipziger Ballett in Leipzig, Germany, where she worked with choreographer/director Uwe Scholz. She spent one year with the Keiler Ballett dancing modern works before returning to the states as a principal dancer for Ballet Wisconsin. In 1990, Valerire won a bronze medal at the New York International Ballet Competition, and in 1992, she competed in the Varna International Ballet Competition and became one of the first American dancers to reach the final round in ten years. In 2000, Valerire joined the Joffrey Balleth, During her time there, she has performed in many ballets, including Giselle, Italian Suite, Les Noces, Light Rain, The Nutcracker, Pas Des Deesses, Reflections, Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Viva Vivaldi, After the Rain, Othello, Cinderella, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto.