Professional archivist certified by the Association des archivistes du Québec, Valérie Lessard is also an artist, teacher, videographer, mediator and cultural worker in the Montreal dance scene. She studied contemporary dance at the University of Quebec in Montreal and in management of cultural organizations at HEC Montreal. She holds a master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Montreal, where she sealed her passion for the enhancement of cultural heritage. She focused her research on the archives of the performing arts and perfected herself in the management of digitization and dissemination projects. During her internship at Bibliothèque et Archives nationles du Québec (BAnQ), she acquired the skills to process the holdings of archives of individuals, institutions and artists.
She is a member of the Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ) and the Association of Audiovisual Researchers of Canada (ARAC).