Valerie’s Beginning/Intermediate Ballet class works to build a strong ballet foundation for all that take it. Informed by her degree in Kinesiology from SFSU, Valerie approaches her teaching with the eye of a physical therapist. Her class moves methodically and progresses evenly and with purpose so dancers feel secure and safe. Valerie believes that dance and movement is for any body, at any age, and at any level- and she is sure to make you learn, sweat, and dance!

Valerie Harmon (she/her/hers) is from Lompoc, California, and danced with Smuin Ballet for three years before retiring from her performance career and completing her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from San Francisco State University.  Valerie loves blending her education with her love of dance through ballet classes with a strong technical foundation.  Her stretch and strength classes combine functional movements with strengthening exercises to promote a greater sense of well-being and body awareness by the end of class!  She believes that dance and movement are for any body, at any age, at any level, and enjoys sharing her love of dance and exercise with her students.  In any class you’re sure to learn, sweat, and move your body!