Valerie Vasilas is the Director of Outreach for the Illyrian Players Theatre Company. In that role she has created a theatre curriculum and has been leading a group of volunteer teachers at the Good Shepherd Shelter, a transitional domestic violence shelter, for the last two years. Valerie graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Theatre with an emphasis on physical theatre. She has studied Commedia dell’Arte in Italy, and shadow puppetry and traditional dance in Bali. Valerie is also a comedian; she performs improv with her all-female team, Melissa?! at both Westside Comedy Theater and The Pack Theater in Los Angeles. She also writes sketches for the internet. Valerie loves re-reading “The Little Prince”, movie soundtracks, and burritos.