Valeria Bernal (she/her) is an instructor and choreographer from Panama City, Panama and currently resides in San Francisco, CA. Since she was three years old, Valeria trained classically at the Academia de Danzas Steps techniques such as ballet, modern, jazz, and tap. As an adult, she trained with other studios that specialized in ballroom dancing, latin styles, dancehall, reggaetón and hip-hop in both her hometown and the US. She is passionate about teaching dance and sharing her lively and cheerful energy with others in any city she resides. The teaching style and choreographies that Valeria has created prioritize the experience of the dancer, creating a space for all to identify their strengths, explore their individuality, and develop self-confidence.