Victoria was born in the dusty southwest region of El Paso, Texas. Where at an early age she would put on concerts and reenactments of her favorite childhood movies for her lovely family. In high school she was voted "Most likely to make you laugh", and exhibited her passion for acting and singing in her high school's choir. Soon after she moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico and received her BFA in Theatre Arts as well as a filming degree in Creative Media in 2015. Her most memorable roles were Ken in Red, Portia in Merchant of Venice, and Christi Garcia in Slasher. A year later she ventured out to Los Angeles to pursue her passions and commit to a rewarding lifestyle.
DAY ONE ADVICE
- Don't be afraid to try and speak out in this class. You have the key to every question that will be given. Trust yourself. Believe in yourself. Set yourself up for success. STAY CONSTANT with the journals, warm-ups, and characters. It will all make sense in time, so trust the process. Never stop building your ideal artist, you've always known what she looks like.
-Eight weeks might seem like a long time, but it will go by faster than you know. Within those eight weeks expect a lot of changes, self-growth, and support like no other. You're going to feel liberated once you've practiced the tools you will learn here. Liberated to truly be the artist you've been bottling up inside. Risk. You have so much to gain.
Tell us about a transformative educational experience.
In high school I was in a choir group that would often put on theatrical dinners and shows to raise money for other events. My junior year we had a Christmas show, and I got to play an elf who would run jokes back and forth with a friend of mine on stage. Day of performance she never shows up and I'm left nervous of the outcome of our skit. I was told to go up there and wing it, and as I did I realized I might have a knack for improve. Which shaped my desire to pursue acting. Once I started to take theater classes in college I realized that it wasn't just something I wanted to keep as a hobby, but fully immerse myself into acting.
What about transformative professional experiences?
Between schoolwork and rehearsals I also booked myself in a few local commercials where I grew up which then really taught me about how to market myself as an actor. That there are different head shots for different types of work and so on.
Why I do what I do...
I continue to follow this passion because I love discovering different forms of human emotion that I wouldn't experience on a normal day.
What about ECT inspires you?
ECT is inspirational because I've only been taught certain acting techniques that always seem to have a barrier. I've grown up always trying to get that A+ or meet a certain expectation but never allow myself to think freely or event have supportive peers. I believe that will all change joining ECT.
Where have you traveled? Where would you like to visit?
I have traveled to New Mexico, Florida, New York, Colorado and Utah. I dream of traveling around Europe.
My favorite "day-off" event would be...
My free time consists of exploring parts of LA I haven't visited, hiking or working out, singing 80's karaoke poorly, and nesting myself in a big pile of fuzzy blankets trying to catch up on much needed sleep.
If I had one million dollars I would...
If I had a million dollars I would of course pay off any debts my mom and dad have, but second would be opening up my own doughnut shop.
Did you know...
I have a serious gambling problem, just kidding.
I would also like to become a grievance counselor and push the Death Positive movement in America.