Valerie Roche

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Valerie Roche

ARAD registered teacher

Valerie is a life member of the Royal Academy of Dance, she danced professionally as a member of the Alexandre Babes and the Lehmiski Ladies in Pantomimes in Birmingham England, her place of birth.

After emigrating to the United States in 1961, settling in Omaha Nebraska. She  established the Omaha Academy of Ballet (1962), the Omaha Ballet Company (1964) and the Dance program at Creighton University (1974), where she continued to teach until coming to New Zealand with her Kiwi husband Percy in 2002.

In addition to ballet Valerie has trained in tap, acrobatics, national character dance, musical theatre, and contemporary dance styles, She has Choreographed extensively for opera, and musicals as well as ballet productions. She has taught for Peta Spooner since 2004 and loves teaching enthusiastic students.


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