Jenna Valez, Class of 2015

October 22, 2020
Jenna Valez dancing on a roof

Jenna Valez (she/her) is an artist, dancer, educator, and yogi who currently resides in San Francisco, CA. Sonoma State is where Jenna first began to believe in herself as an mover. All her gratitude goes towards the inspiring, highly intelligent, and articulate professors/mentors that helped her become the artist she is today. Special shout out to Nancy Lyons, Kristen Daily, Christine Cali, and Scott Wells who all were extremely influential in Jenna's journey. Her goal is to one day impact others the way these professors impacted her. She graduated from SSU with a B.A. in dance and psychology in 2015.

Jenna believes movement is a way to uncover our unconscious, which gives light to a path of deeper understanding and care. She currently performs and collaborates with Rhea Speights and Quicksilver Dance Company. She has had the pleasure of performing with CatCallChoir, Cali&Co, Dog+Pony Dance Company, and Maligrad Contemporary Dance Company. Jenna worked as assistant director to Chirstine Cali (Cali&Co) in the curation and performance of WAH!Fest at Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco. She has danced, performed and taught in the Bay Area, New York City, Northampton (Massachusetts), Ga’aton (Israel), Berlin, Amsterdam, and Arrezo (Italy). Her dance company, PULP ( has participated in several choreographic mentorships and residencies throughout the nation. Their most recent performance was held at Gibney Theater NYC as a part of Doug Varone's DEVICES. She holds her 200-hour Yoga Certification from Yoga Garden SF and is currently studying for her 500-hour yoga teacher certificate. 

Since the pandemic, you can catch Jenna on the weekends teaching PULP online yoga classes. Please reach out to her if you are interested in joining via instagram @pulp.moves