Director

 Photo: Jason River

Photo: Jason River

As a Director Valeria thrives on developing new works. Recently, she's directed new plays and musicals in NYC, and her passion lies in working hand in hand with the playwrights to help the script come to life on stage.

For Valeria, the most important thing is to honor the process of creating and to work as a team. Art is a form of communication, and to deliver the right message the director has to work with the cast and crew to bring them to have the same vision. It is an honest and intense process. We start with a deep analysis of the script and physical exercises, which can bring the ensemble together as a unit. The end result is a process where every member of the cast and crew has tools to bring the vision to life.

 Photo: Leandro Mercado

Photo: Leandro Mercado

  Photo: Leandro Mercado

Photo: Leandro Mercado

Valeria is creative, passionate, and easy to work with. I come from a background of screenwriting, and as such, my play Until Death Do Us Part was slightly “cinematic.” Valeria contributed ideas to help make the play more “theatrical,” which ultimately improved the script. Because of Valeria’s direction, the final result was a comedic drama that was both funny and poignant, and able to deeply move the audience. The play was chosen as one of six finalists in the NYC Venus Adonis Festival 2016.
— Playwrights Catherine Hurd

Choreographer

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As a choreographer, Valeria brings vibrant movement and provides unique ways to tell a story. Her work has been seen in Spain, Portgual, Peru, and New York City. Directors seek to work with Valeria, because she brings a unique style of storytelling through her mastery of body percussion - with it she's able to tap into the heartbeat of a scene, character, song, and heighten a moment causing the audience to hold its breath and hear a pin drop. Particularly in America, her choreography really strikes a chord and makes a piece original, because she uses movement that's really raw and different than what is commonly seen in theatre today. 

Working with Valeria brought a new rhythm to my dance... She opened my mind with a new range of possibilities. To make music with your own body is an amazing feeling!
— Dario Vaccaro,

In addition to her own projects, Valeria is brought in as an asset to assist other directors/choreographers to bring their vision to life. She spent the last several years working alongside Luis Salgado as Associate and Assistant Director/Choreographer on countless projects. She also served as the Assistant Director to John Rando for The Wedding Singer in Spain.