Valentina Gurovsky received a performance and teaching degree from the State College of Music in St. Petersburg, Russia. Upon graduation, she was accepted into the world-renowned Leningrad State Conservatory and received a graduate degree in piano performance. Valentina received first prize at the 1967 Chamber Ensemble Competition as well as at the Piano Solo Competition in 1969.
In 1987, Valentina joined the artistic staff at NBS. Over the past 25 years, she has provided musical accompaniment for ballet, character and historical dance classes, as well as for rehearsals and performances by the students. Acclaimed performances with NBS include, Allegro Brillante (Tchaikovsky/Balanchine) for the 2007 Spring Showcase as well as an excerpt from Brut (Prokofiev/Baker) for the 2012 Spring Showcase. In addition to her role at NBS, Valentina is a pianist with the RAD and Cecchetti Society.