“LIKE WILDFLOWERS YOU MUST ALLOW YOURSELF TO GROW IN ALL PLACES PEOPLE THOUGHT YOU NEVER WOULD.”
Is a Resident Guest Artist with Valentina Kozlova, performing classical pas de deux and new contemporary works internationally. Justin Valentine began dancing in a small rural village with a retired ballet couple from Russia. It was in one of their shows that Justin met Valentina, and her dancers left a lasting impression on him. Later Justin moved to New York City to study with Valentina.
Justin has won numerous medals in international competitions including senior division gold medals, and has won several company contracts stateside and abroad. His favorite prize was a semester at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg Russia in Nikolai Tsiskaridze’s graduation class. While there he had the honor of dancing a solo role on the iconic stage of the Marinsky on Christmas day. He has performed in galas in New York City, Brussels, South Africa, Sochi, Helsinki, St. Petersburg Russia, Italy, Seoul, Ecuador and Croatia. Justin has judged in competitions in Ecuador and Paraguay also teaching master classes there, and is honing his skills managing rehearsals.