People's Choice Belly Dancer of the Universe, 2010

Nominated as Fire Hooper of the Year by, 2012

First Place in "Best of the Mixed Arts" at ABurlyQ 2015

This versatile, vivacious, vaudevillian vixen, Valentina dazzles audiences around the world with her unique vision of circus dance fusion. Sharing her magic in both performance and workshops is her passion and drive. Valentina is a second generation belly dancer who was raised in the Los Angeles underground art scene by her mother, Leela, a successful theatrical belly dance icon. Valentina now blends belly dance with hooping, fire, burlesque and hoop juggling. Her ability to seamlessly combine these art forms gives her a provocative style unlike any other. She is the leader of The Hoop Unit, the Vaudeville Vixens, one half of Twisted Orbit, a hoop fabricator and an event producer.

Suhaila Salimpour Level 1 Certified


Events of interest that Valentina has had the honor to teach and/or perform at:
The European Juggling Convention - Almere, 2016
Heart & Hoop Dance - Holland
The New York Burlesque Festival
The Arizona Burlesque Festival - Tucson, AZ
The Burlesque Hall of Fame - Las Vegas, NV
The Singapore Grand Prix
Swhoop - Bristol, UK
The San Diego Zoo - San Diego, CA
Nicaragua tour with Performers Without Borders
Rendez-v'Hoop Convention - Paris, France
Ursino Buskers Festival - Catania, Sicily
Belly Fusions Festival - Paris, France
Hoop Convergence - Carborro, NC
Hoop Camp - Santa Cruz, CA
Fire Drums - Northern California
Viva Dallas Burlesque: Cirque du Burlesque - Dallas, Texas
Stars of the Orient - Reims, France
New Orleans Burlesque Festival
Burning Man - Black Rock City, Nevada
Return to Roots Gathering - Pennsylvania
Bustout Burlesque - New Orleans, LA
Spin Summit - Colorado
Fantasia Belly Dance Festival - London, UK
Brighton Flow Fest - UK
Hubba Hubba Revue - San Francisco, CA
Fishnet Follies Burlesque Revue - San Francisco, CA
Cairo Caravan - Long Beach, CA
Under the Spinfluence - Wellington, NZ
Objectify - Australia
Bobbie Burlesque Presents - Los Angeles, CA
Mac Cosmetics - Los Angeles, CA
Flow Storm - Texas
Flame Festival - Georgia
Kinetic Flow Festival - Ohio
Fern St Circus - San Diego, CA
Colorado Burlesque Festival - Denver, CO
San Diego International Fringe Festival - Show Producer
Hollywood Burlesque Festival - Hollywood, CA
ABurlyQ - Albuquerque, NM