Valentina started coaching at the age of 15. She guest coached in New Jersey, worked with the younger ice-dancers in France, as well as being invited to Norway to choreograph programs for their national team. Valentina has been competing internationally since 2011. She attended the French National Championships 5 times and represented France at international JGP and Senior B competitions. Also a USFSA Sectionals and Regionals competitor, she holds a gold medal for the Pattern Dances and Moves in the Field, bronze for the Free Dance, and the Intermediate Free Skate test. Valentina trained under world renowned coaches including A. Mishin, I. Shpilband, R. Haguenauer, and E. Platov. She teaches freestyle and ice dance and specializes in skating skills, moves in the field, and choreography.
Currently Valentina is enrolled in a French University and takes all of her classes online. She speaks English, Russian, and French fluently.