Valerie Parker-Calo was born in Bronx, New York and raised in Fern Park, Florida. From a young age, Valerie was very active and loved playing sports such as basketball, softball and track and field. At the age of 16, she started dance classes at Duvall Dance Academy and realized then that she had a passion for dance. In 1984, Valerie had the opportunity to play an extra dancer on the American drama dance film, Beat Street. Unfortunately, her dance career came to a halt in early 1997, when she was injured in a car accident.When Valerie married, she was exposed to the entrepreneurial culture and her goal was to absorb all there was to know about successfully building businesses and being her own boss. For 20 years, Valerie, her husband and their children contentedly owned and operated a home remodeling company. As Valerie’s family began to grow, she became a more hands-on grandmother attending every baseball and football game, every cheerleading practice and even making it to every dance recital for her grandchildren.When her oldest granddaughter’s dance studio was facing hardship, Valerie decided to take on yet another challenge in life—Dance Studio Owner. She now runs Studio B Dance Academy with children, who also shares the same love and commitment to dance. Studio B has been open since Summer 2019 and is still flourishing today.
“At Studio B Dance Academy, the world is our stage, and I look forward to dancing around the world and making dreams come true.” – Valerie Calo