Rebecca B. Valls
Becky Valls is an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Houston where she has served as director of the Dance Ensemble and Young Audiences Touring Company. This is her fifth year producing and choreographing the Memoirs of the Sistahood series with sculptor Babette Beaullieu of New Orleans, and film maker Deborah Schildt of Anchorage. Chapter One premiered in 2007 in Houston and was performed in New Orleans in 2009; Chapter Two: House premiered in Houston in 2009, and Chapter Three: Ave Maria premiered in Houston in 2011, and performed in New Orleans 2012.In Louisiana, Valls served as Company Director /Choreographer for Moving South Dance Company (1981-90) where her choreography was funded by numerous state grants from the Louisiana Arts Council and performed in New Orleans, Houston, Washington D.C. and France. Since residing in Texas, Valls' choreography has been presented by Diverse Works, Big Range Dance Festival, Chrysalis Dance Company, JCC Dance Month, Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance at Miller Outdoor Theatre (4x), San Jacinto College, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and Rice University where she served as director of the dance program and Rice Dance Theatre. As a Teaching Artist for 20 years, Valls designs movement lessons with cross curricular links for elementary schools including the UH Charter School. She is the director and choreographer of Becky Valls and Company, a performing group with Young Audiences of Houston that tours three dance/science performances titled Dance of the Insects, For the Birds, and Under the Sea. Under the Sea is performed by the UH student company. Valls holds a Masters’ of Fine Arts in Choreography from Sarah Lawrence College in New York.