President & Artistic Director
Valarie is a founding member of Fluid Movement, serving as its first treasurer, and cowriting its bylaws and 501c3 documents. Her emphasis in the early days of the organization was on the community involvement and collaborative elements foundational to Fluid Movement's ethos. She has produced over twenty shows and events through the years. Outside the organization, she is a parent of 3 children, a member of the PTA board of the Roland Park Elementary/ Middle School, employed as a Playworker at Community Play School in Hamilton, and a member of a 2-piece Prince cover band (The Little Prince). She is an actor and performer in local theater and film.
After many years as an avid spectator and Fluid Movement fan, Barbara signed up for the 2010 production of Jason And The Aquanauts as a Harpy and her life was never the same. Since then she has performed in every water ballet and had her debut directorial outing for the Sailor scene in Moby Dick! The Water Ballet in 2013. She is best known as the co-creator and producer of the 2015 production, “Goldblum: The Water Ballet”. In addition to swimming, she is a bicycle maniac and frequenter of Baltimore’s film, art, and literature scenes. Her day job is as a nurse practitioner in HIV and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Beth Marshall has served on the board since 2017. After years of hearing We Are Fluid Movement and So Are You from cast of the water ballet each summer, she attempted to sign up to swim in 2015. Instead, her daughter found a scene and Beth played the role of stage mom. In 2016 and 2017 Beth was able to join her daughters in the pool and in 2018 she co-directed the kids’ scene. When Beth isn’t swimming or working for the Center for Adolescent Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, she is volunteering at her local public school of coaching girls lacrosse.
April joined Fluid Movement to make friends when she moved back to Baltimore from Japan in 2008. The opportunity to socialize and collaborate while roller skating as a Lady Gaga Android cemented her dedication to the Movement. She has since performed, directed, and produced multiple productions on both land and water. April is often aided by her husband and fellow Fluid Movement member Sidney Pink. An art teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools with an M.A.T. from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, April loves the chance to use her creative abilities to entertain and engage Baltimore audiences.
Kay-Megan joined the Board of Fluid Movement in June 2017 after serving as Ms. Waters in the 2016 water ballet, "Science Fair". Kay-Megan has a long history of performing; recent roles include Falstaff in " Henry IV, Part 1 " (Baltimore Shakespeare Factory), the Witch in "Into the Woods" (Memorial Players), Mrs. Lovett in " Sweeney Todd " (Laurel Mill Playhouse), and Mme. de Volanges in "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" (Spotlighters Theater). She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers University, and when not on stage, she runs a mediation program for the Maryland Department of Agriculture.
Katie Rouse brings a decade of experience working in and around the non-profit sector as one of the newest members of Fluid Movement's Board of Directors. She became involved with Front of House operations for the 2016 Water Ballet (Science Fair) and grew into a leading role for all things FOH. Thrilled to be part of the team, Katie is eager to use her knowledge and skills around non-profit management, operations and resource development to help FM continue to grow and thrive.
Margaret Hart knew she would join Fluid Movement when she watched her friends perform in Rebel Teen From Outer Space in 2012. Since then she has been a swimmer, dancer, roller skater, director, and producer and has served on the board since June 2017. Outside of Fluid Movement, Margaret spends as much time as she can printing in her darkroom and rolling around on her German Wheel. She spends her days as the STEM Outreach Advisor at Johns Hopkins University.
Locally raised Baltimore performance artist, director, writer and arts supporter. Performing in and around Baltimore for 30+ years. Board member, Director, Producer and performer with Fluid Movement. I relish the challenge of working behind the scenes to create a vision of glittery sequined reality for the people of Baltimore and beyond.