Statera Mentorship | Southern Oregon Chapter

Statera Mentorship: Southern Oregon was created in the winter of 2019. It was founded by Valerie Rachelle who also serves as Regional Coordinator. The chapter, which serves Ashland, OR and the larger Southern Oregon area, is currently preparing for its inaugural class in the winter of 2020. Applications to become a mentee or mentor in the next class will open on January 1, 2020. To receive information about the next round of classes, please sign up for the Statera Newsletter. If you have any questions, please contact our National Co-Directors at

Southern Oregon Regional Coordinator


Valerie Rachelle (she/her/hers) is a professional Director and Choreographer who has been freelancing for the past 19 years. Valerie was born and raised in Eugene, OR and started as a dancer. Along with her professional dancing, Valerie is also a classically trained singer. She attended California Institute of the Arts for her BFA in Acting and moved to LA where she co-founded a not-for-profit theater dedicated to producing new works – Lucid By Proxy. Valerie then attended the University of California Irvine for her MFA in Directing. Upon graduation, Valerie spent four years at PCPA Theaterfest where she was Casting Director/Resident Director/Choreographer. Valerie has worked at theaters around the country including Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Opera, Fresno Grand Opera, Glendale Center Theater, Performance Riverside, Lucid By Proxy, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Morgan Wixson Theatre, Summer Repertory Theater, and PCPA Theaterfest. Valerie is currently the Artistic Director at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland OR.