Valerie Tellmann-Henning began her dance training at Tulsa Ballet and Lexington Ballet. She joined the Richmond Ballet in 2000, and while continuing to perform with them, Valerie also joined The Suzanne Farrell Ballet in Washington D.C., where she rose to the rank of Soloist and performed acclaimed Balanchine works from 2013 through their 2017 season. She has performed principal roles in Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, and Cinderella; Balanchine ballets such as, Allegro Brillante, Mozartiana, Stars and Stripes and Emeralds; as well as in Anthony Tudor's Jardin Aux Lilas and Agnes de Mille's Rodeo. Valerie has traveled internationally, performing at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House in London, at the Chicago Dancing Festival, multiple times at the Joyce Theater in New York City, and most recently theatres throughout China. Valerie completed her final season dancing with both the Suzanne Farrell Ballet and Richmond Ballet in May of 2017. For the past 5 years Valerie has worked as the PR Manager for Richmond Ballet, where her knowledge of the industry and specific skill set were put to great use. Her knowledge of dance and media allowed her to help grow their social media following and engaging the Richmond community with dance in new ways.