Specializations: Theatre, Film, Integration of body, breath and text

Based in Calgary Alberta, Valerie is an award-winning actor, director, and arts educator
of mixed French/European/Cree heritage, with over 35 years’ experience on Stage and
in Film and Television, in classical, contemporary, and new play development. She has
taught at various post-secondary institutions, studios, and coaches privately for theatre
and film. She garnered a graduate teaching award from the University of Alberta in
2014, the Michelle Dias Award from Theatre Alberta 2018; the Gina Wilkinson Prize in
2015 from the Shaw Festival.