Professor Sonia Valle-Gette is currently serving as dance program director and residential faculty within the Maricopa Community College District in the areas of Health and Exercise Science and Fine and Performing Arts.
Professor Valle-Gette has been instrumental in her 20 years at PVCC in building a creative and thriving dance program, which offers an Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA)-Dance Degree. In 2008 she was awarded the Woman of Distinction Award by the Women's Leadership Group at Paradise Valley Community College and recognized for her efforts to promote an appreciation for diversity through dance concert programming.
Professor Valle-Gette’s choreographic work was selected in 2020 for the American College Dance Festival Final Gala Performance. Her work focused on the injustices of the “Zero Tolerance” immigration policies of 2018. As Dance Program Director professor Valle-Gette has been awarded with nine Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction grants and four Guest Artist grants in her time at PVCC to provide learning opportunities for PVCC dance students.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, she integrated an innovative approach presenting Screen Dances (a genre of dance wherein the choreography is created especially to be filmed, and the dance is completed in the camera and editing room) as part of the dance concert featuring PVCC dance students and reaching 320 viewers in YouTube. As an independent choreographer with SVG Dance she has taught and choreographed in Mexico and her choreographic work has been presented at the Teatro Principal in historic downtown Puebla, Mexico.
Professor Valle-Gette currently teaches Modern Dance, Choreography, Dance Performance, Introduction to Dance, World Dance Studies and Hip Hop: Arts, Aesthetics and Culture at PVCC. In her spare time, she enjoys taking black and white photography with her Rolleiflex camera, sewing, and jewelry making hobbies.
Artist Website: http://svgdance.com/
PVCC Fall Dance Collection sample: https://youtu.be/jXK_dD0i2wk