Becky Valls (Houston, TX) is an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Houston and an independent choreographer. This is her fifth year producing and choreographing the Memoirs of the Sistahood series, evening-length, multi-disciplinary works based on her large Catholic family from Louisiana, with sister/sculptor Babette Beaullieu of New Orleans, and filmmaker Deborah Schildt of Anchorage. They have received numerous grants to produce Chapter 1 (2007), Chapter Two: House (2009), and Chapter Three: Ave Maria (2011) including a National Performance Network Grant to perform in New Orleans. Valls recently presented choreography at the University of Houston and Stephen F. Austin University in Texas, the College of Brockport in New York, Tempe Arts Center in Arizona, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in Texas. Valls has a MFA in Choreography from Sarah Lawrence College in New York where her choreography received national recognition by ACDFA and was performed at the Kennedy Center.