Valerie Browne

Valerie B.

Union City, NJ
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Ballet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
American Liberty Ballet Academy offers exceptional Teen, Children, and Adult programs. Dancers have the opportunity to take a variety of classes, taught by experienced teachers who have a strong understanding of childhood development.

This program has levels for the beginning dancer to the pre-professional student. A combination of personalized attention and small classes facilitates correct technique, and creates a supportive educational environment for our students. All students will be encouraged to perform alongside our professional company, American Liberty Ballet, in both our annual production of "The Nutcracker" as well as a spring production.

American Liberty Ballet is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Pre-Primary through Level 3 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teachers Valerie Mae Browne, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Pre-Primary through Level 7 and Partnering will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher Joan Liu

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About

Valerie passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Valerie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2005

Valerie is a native San Diegan who graduated from UC Irvine in 2008 and moved to New York in August 2009 to further her dance career. Valerie has performed with Fresno Ballet, San Diego Ballet, Cynthia Merrill, San Diego City Ballet, California Conservatory of Dance, Ballet Arte, Once Upon A Time, La Danserie, Metropolitan Repertory Ballet, Flower Girls, and Livid Rock Band. In March of 2011 she and Rebeccah Bogue co-founded Pink Pig Ballet. In October of 2011 she co-produced, directed, and choreographed the companies premier, The Little Humpbacked Pig. Since then she premiered Jack White and the 7 Sins (March, 2012); The Little Mermaid's Maid (November 2012), and "A Night of Wepetoire" (June, 2013), Cabaret for R&J (February, 2014), Romeo and Jewliet (June 2014), The Spirits of a Summer Day (April 2015), Sylvia ou la Nymphe de Diane (August 2016), Giselle (Sept 2018) and an annual Nutcracker "In a Nutshell". In December of 2013 she also premiered two new pieces which were featered at Lincoln Center during the Meet the Artist Series for Sasha Papernik. Valerie is an ABT certified teacher in levels Pre-Primary- Level 3 and is dedicated to promoting artistry, health, and wellness through classical ballet training.

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Experience

Artistic Director
Mar 2011 - Present
American Liberty Ballet

Education

BA Dance With a Minor in Education
Sep 2003 - May 2008
UC Irvine

Certifications

American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum Level Pre-Primary- Level 3
Mar 2017
American Ballet Theatre

Photos & Videos

Ballet Training In The Union City, Weehawken area!
Annual Production of The Nutcracker

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4 Reviews

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Alena Mar 1, 2019
Ballet · In studio

Rich experience and patient teaching! Great!

Frederick Feb 28, 2019
Ballet · In studio

Valerie is utterly fantastic. I’ve been with her, as a student, since the beginning of ALBS, and not only have I improved, but she has, and I have seen her firsthand build a small and _exceptional_ school. Her command of the material is masterful, and her growth in developing the school is a case study in how to do things right.

With grace, poise, compassion, understanding, and humor, Valerie is an inspiration.

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Amanda Feb 28, 2019
Ballet · In studio

Valerie has been a great teacher. She was my first teacher almost two years ago and has already had me perform in off-broadway productions of Giselle and The Nutcracker. Ballet has shown me a new world where dreams and life intertwine into beautiful forms.

Valerie was there for my first phone call, class, performance and more. She has always been great making classes available to even unshapely older bodies like mine. Valerie has taught me from the extreme basics to now the beginner. The classes are based around the ABT curriculum which allows me to learn standard ballet techniques.

My classes with Valerie have always been a great experience. Through challenges, tears, laughter, and growing Valerie is the best teacher I have ever known. I now get to take classes with many other teachers and amazing students but my heart remains as Valerie's student.

Valerie explores new choreography and twists on existing stories. She encourages growth at all levels of ballet. She even has allowed me to experience higher level company classes! Extremely challenging but again a great growth opportunity.

I highly recommend Valerie as a ballet instructor and choreographer for all level and age students or professionals.

Happy Balleting!

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Alex B Feb 28, 2019
Ballet · In studio

How does a 30 year old dancer wannabe goes to dancing en pointe? Because of Valerie! Cannot recommend her teaching and ALBA program more to both adults and children!

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