Valerie Durham is a direct lineage Duncan Dancer who has studied the Isadora Duncan technique since 1992, and trained as a dancer in ballet, tap and jazz.  She is the Artistic Director of The Duncan Dancers, and the Director of the Isadora Duncan School for Creative Movement & Dance in the Washington DC area. Valerie studied and performed as a Company Member with the prestigious Lori Belilove & Company in New York City, and has studied with Duncan Dance Masters Lori Belilove, Jeanne Bresciani, Barbara Kane, Julia Levien and Hortense Kooluris, as well as many other Duncan luminaries. She has performed the Duncan repertory, as well as her own Duncan-based original choreography, nationally and internationally. Valerie is a Teaching Artist with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, served as the President of the Word Dance Theater Board of Directors and earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Dance at the University of Maryland in 2012. Valerie has helped spearhead the formation of the Isadora Duncan International Symposium and is a member of the IDIS Steering Committee and chair of the Isadora Duncan Archive Project. www.duncanschool.com

Valerie Durham/Washington DC