Philadelphia, PA 19138, US

(267) 225-2541

Denise Valentine, Storyteller

Welcome to Roots & Wings Storytelling!



Stories are like Roots 

to the Past...     

 and Wings to the Future.

The Storyteller

What's My Story

Denise Valentine, Storyteller


Denise Valentine is a professional storyteller, historical performer, teaching folk artist and cultural arts consultant. Her storytelling performance illustrates the power of story to transcend differences between people, transform negativity and inspire hope.

The storyteller delights audiences with traditional folktales from around the world flavored with colorful people, talking animals, humor, suspense and action; all brought to life with music, movement and a captivating voice. Her performance/workshop, Historytelling, integrates archival research, folk heritage and oral history to demonstrate the role of the expressive cultural arts--stories, music, songs and dance—in sustaining communities.  

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Storytelling: The Oral Tradition and Its Modern Uses


 *  Storytelling is an oral art form

as ancient as the civilizations of the

world, yet, relevant to our time and


 *  Storytelling motivates reading and

helps to develop listening, language,

visualization and literacy skills. It is

entertainment that provides a means

of transmitting positive values.

 *  Storytelling forges heart-to-heart ties

between people by encouraging

appreciation of one’s own identity as

well as understanding and

appreciation of the diversity of

people, ideas, and cultural traditions

of the world.

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Storytelling Services: Performance, Workshops, Consulting


  Book the Storyteller today for:

 Schools, Libraries, Museums, Community, Business 

· K- 12 Classroom Visits 

· K- 12 Assemblies 

·  10 - 60 day Arts Residencies 

· Teacher/Staff Professional Development 

· Workshops and Presentations 

· Keynote Speaker 

· Inter-generational Workshops 

· Family Reunions 

· University Performance/Lectures 

· Historical Performance/ Reenactments

·  Storytelling for Community Engagement

· Storytelling for Truth, Healing and Reconciliation 

· Storytelling for Business and Organizations 

See My Calendar below for Upcoming Performances!

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"Denise Valentine doesn’t so much tell the remarkable story of Henry “Box” Brown, an escaped slave and abolitionist who mailed himself to freedom in 1849, as she sings, chants, and stomps it."  

~Kevin Mahnken, HUMANITIES, The magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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