From Lompoc, California, Valerie began her professional career with State Street Ballet. She joined Milwaukee Ballet in 2008 after completing the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program. Her featured roles include Odette in Swan Lake, Marie in The Nutcracker, Wendy in Peter Pan, Mina in Dracula, all by Michael Pink. Harmon has also enjoyed new works by Cameron McMillan, Mark Godden, Timothy O’Donnell, Mauro de Candia, Petr Zahradnícek and Val Caniparoli. In 2011, Harmon performed with Dance Grand Moultrie at Summerstage in New York. Valerie currently dances for Smuin Ballet.