Clyde Valentín was born and raised in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. He is the producer and executive director of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival (HHTF), a unique arts organization dedicated to bringing new and diverse audiences to the theater. HHTF presentations and productions can be found in major urban markets around the United States including New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Valentn serves on the Art Advisory Board for the Times Square Alliance, belongs to the Theatre Communications Group, and serves as a Panelist for the New York State Council on Arts Theatre Program. He is an advisor for the New England Foundation for the Arts National Touring Pilot (NTP) funded by the Mellon Foundation. He presented at numerous conferences including the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.