Victoria founded VBDance in 2006 with just 10 students. The school now welcomes over 500 dancers every week into the classes.
Victoria studied BA Dance and Culture at the University of Surrey and upon graduating with First Class Honours, she enjoyed a successful career as a professional Contemporary Dancer with Odyssey Dance Theatre, Singapore where she performed and choreographed throughout Asia.
Victoria’s passion for performing and teaching has seen her freelance at a variety of dance schools including Deborah Lamb Theatre Arts, Vacani Clapham, A2 Arts and LLDS as well as the Royal Academy of Dance, West Sussex County Arts and several Independent Schools in Surrey and Sussex. Victoria also has extensive experience teaching dance to children with Special Educational Needs through the Royal Academy of Dance ‘Step into Dance’ programme and independently too. Through her experience, Victoria was inspired to open a professional dance school encompassing traditional dance school values with a Modern and Contemporary approach making classes accessible for children and young people of today.
With a wealth of dance teaching experience, Victoria has helped her students to perform at major dance platforms including Sadlers Wells and Royal Festival Hall, London and in a variety of professional West End musicals including Billy Elliot, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Oliver as well as taking class at The Royal Ballet School.
Victoria has also worked in partnership with West Sussex County Arts both as a Choreographer and Dancer for various outreach and collaborative arts projects.
As well as being an enthusiastic and passionate dance teacher Victoria is also proud of her standing as a local business woman with past accolades including:
- Prestige Awards 2023 Children’s Dance School of the Year
- Prestige Awards 2022 Children’s Dance School of the Year
- Prestige Awards 2021 Children’s Dance School of the Year
- Dance School of The Year Awards 2018 – Finalist
- Dance School of The Year Awards 2017 – Finalist
- Dance Teacher Hub Awards 2016 – Finalist
- Woman of The Year Award 2012 – Finalist
Qualifications and Training
BA Hons 1:1 Dance and Culture
Trainee Affiliate Teacher for The Royal Ballet School
DDE Imperial Classical Ballet ISTD
DDE Modern Theatre ISTD
DDE Tap ISTD
BBO Registered Teacher
Certified Business and Entrepreneurship Coach
Youth Mental Health Aware