Valerie Linsner, Guest Instructor
Valerie grew up training at Champaign Ballet Academy and performing with Champaign Urbana Ballet. During her time with CU Ballet, Valerie had the privilege of dancing Cinderella, Paquita, Odette in Swan Lake, Nikiya in La Bayadere, Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. She also received summer training at American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet School, and Ballet 5:8. After graduating from high school in 2017, Miss Linsner moved to Frankfort, IL where she currently dances as a Trainee II with Ballet 5:8 and teaches at Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts.