- Taminator aka Lady Maddripp -
Valerie Chartier has gained much experience over the span of her 38 years dance career. She began at the age of 3 in ballet and soon after discovered the styles of jazz, contemporary and pointe. In 2004, she discovered street dance and Krump. Valerie, aka Taminator aka Lady Maddripp, student of one of the creator of the dance: Tight Eyez, is one of the first female who took part in the very first Krump community in Quebec and Canada.
Recently, she has been invited as a guest teacher and artist to the biggest Krump camp in the world, The Krumpire, in Russia. She also assisted Jaja Vankova (SYTYCD, IAMme Crew) to teach workshops and perform at the well renowned camp Fair Play Dance Camp (Poland) and in Los Angeles.
Valerie is also a director and choreographer: she created and performed a 20 minutes krump piece at 100lux with an all-female crew she has been leading since 2011: BuckSwans. She performed as a soloist for the 1st edition and was part of the distribution of Phase 1 by Forêt Noire. She also created a video project gathering female Krumpers from around the world in a Flashmob concept “LeadHers Flashmob” (co-choreographed by Jaja Vankova).
For 2 years, she was a part of the ensemble of dancers in the production Renézance, choreographed by Alexandra “Spicey” Landé (Unkut Productions), in the context of Festival Vue Sur la Relève, 2010 edition and performed in 2011 in other events. She also performs in shows and participates in competitions (Montreal, Toronto, New York, L.A, Las Vegas, Paris, Germany, Russia) in videos, movies, publicity (Sokoloff Lingerie, Miss Me Art, Sur le Rythme, ARTV) and was a participant in Revolution TV show, season 3.
Valerie also has been the organizer of a dance event called “The Clash” since 2013: a tournament that creates clashes between krump vs all of the other street dance styles. Since 2014, she is the vice-president of Montreal Krump Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and support of the Krump culture throughout Quebec and Canada: MKA organizes different events and creates platforms for Krumpers to express and expand their art.
Finally, she founded LeadHers; a program that is targeting women through education and artistic productions such as the LeadHers Classes and LeadHers Rookies Tournament event. Using Krump as a tool to explore and express mental and physical strength and inspire women that there are no limits set by gender.