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Valeska Populoh



Biography

Valeska Maria Populoh is a performer, artist and teacher living in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Valeska works in collaboration with a variety of community arts organizations and performance groups, including Arts Every Day, Black Cherry Puppet Theater, Kids on the Hill, Art on Purpose, Fluid Movement, and Nanaprojects, as an associate artist and workshop facilitator. She has also worked with the political puppetry and street theater company, Bread and Puppet.

Ms. Populoh's work is guided by the conviction that artists' modes of thinking, knowing, communicating and making are vital in bearing witness to and attending to the needs of a contemporary society. In 2004, she established her own troupe, The Cause Company, that uses costuming, puppetry, and stilting for street performances, parades, and events. Ms. Populoh graduated from MICA with a BFA in Fiber, and a MAT in Art Education. She also holds a degree in international affairs and peace and conflict resolution from American University.
Valeska Populoh