Valentina Elise is an actress and dancer based in New York City. Born to parents in the circus, Valentina found herself immersed in the performing arts and knew that that was what she wanted to do. Growing up in Las Vegas, Valentina trained at the Las Vegas Academy for Performing Arts and Inspire Dance Company under the direction of Robert Contreras where she had the opportunity to perform works by Sonya Tayeh, Stacey Tookey, Travis Wall, and Billy Bell. After receiving a scholarship through the New York City Dance Alliance College Scholarship Foundation, Valentina continued her dance training at Marymount Manhattan College. She had the opportunity to perform works choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, Robert Battle, Anthony Morigerato, and Catherine Cabeen.
After college, Valentina suffered a knee injury which resulted in knee surgery (all good now, and knee is working perfectly!) and decided to attend a few acting auditions to have a creative outlet. She trained at HB Studio studying the Uta Hagen method where she developed her acting skills. Valentina's credits include performing monologues in Off-Broadway Showcases, music videos, short films, and recently worked as a lead in a feature length film which will be premiering Spring 2020.