Originally from Ukraine, Valentyna is an accomplished dancer, teacher and choreographer who has shared her knowledge and experience with students for over 25 years.
She began her dance training at the Kyiv National Ballet School and obtained a Professional Dancer Diploma with Honors. She also completed her Master of Arts Degree in Choreography at International Slavic University in Kyiv.
While in Ukraine, Valentyna was a soloist and an instructor at the National Folkloric Company Kalyna and National Dance and Choir Company Veryovka. She has toured extensively in Europe, Asia, Canada, and the United States.
In 2001, Valentyna moved to Canada where she continued to work as a professional dance instructor/choreographer with Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Valery Dance Academy, and Susydka Ukrainian Dance Club.