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Valentine Liberatore
Artistic Director/Founder

Born and raised in Brownsville, Pennsylvania he began his dance training at the age of ten. He trained at The School of American Ballet in New York City and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. His professional career started with Pittsburgh Ballet Theater at the age of 18 under the direction of Patricia Wilde. He also had an extensive career with Fort Worth Dallas Ballet (now Texas Ballet Theater) under the direction of Paul Mejia and Cincinnati Ballet under the direction of Victoria Morgan.

Every role that Mr. Liberatore performed was considered a favorite to him. He still enjoys each and every moment spent on stage .His most memorable roles were Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker, Hoofer in Balanchines ,Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Phlegmatic in Balanchines Four Temperaments and the Champion Roper in Agnes DeMilles ,Rodeo. He worked with the late Sir Fredrick Franklin during the restaging of Massine’s, Seventh Symphony, where he portrayed the Snake.

In 2002 Mr. Liberatore retired from company life and joined the staff at Cincinnati Ballet as the Outreach Director. In 2005 he was promoted to the Dean of the Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy, where under his leadership the school experienced significant growth and critical success raising the standard of excellence in dance training.

His life is guided by the inspiration of his daughters Gabriella and Adaline and support of his wife, Mishic Marie Liberatore.

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