Valerie Gianni performed on the Amsterdam Student Festival in 2012. She wrote a poem about love, to do or not to do and deceive. She performed her monologue with passion and left the audience in awe. She was awarded with the second price and she continues to paint, sing and write to this day. After she finished at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, she became Artisi in Residence with Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy. Currently, she lives in her hometown: Chicago.