Originally from Guadalajara, México, Mrs. Valencia-Turco went on to win a scholarship for study at the University of Texas at El Paso where she joined the Ballet Company under the direction of Ms. Ingeborg Heuser. Mrs. Valencia-Turco holds a B.M. in Piano and Dance Performance. She further explored the work of modern dance and movement analysis while earning an M.A. in Movement Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, (UK). She and her husband moved to Philadelphia in Spring 2011 where she collaborated as a freelance performer and instructor while working with Dalcroze Philadelphia (Music Education) and studying the visual arts. Currently, she is exploring the interdisciplinarity of music, dance, visual arts, and language through her graduate studies at Temple University and her work as a bilingual community program assistant at the Barnes Foundation.