Born in Paris, Valerie Miquel considers herself a dancer, a committed choreographer, and a nomad. She began her study of classical dance at age 6. Valerie started dancing professionally at age 10 for Janine Solane’s dance company. For over 8 years, she danced the entire repertoire (performing also as soloist). Meanwhile, she continued her studies in Paris and learned a variety of techniques: Indian Dance (Bharata Natyam), Pantomime, Contemporary Dance, Modern Dance (Martha Graham, Maurice Béjart), and Jazz Dance.