Performed as Miss USO for 8 years across the world
Victoria has been training as a classical vocalist for over fifteen years. Her opera and art song performances won her several distinguished vocal competition titles such as the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Competition, National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition, Musical Merit Competition, and Virginia Hawk Competition. In 2008 she won the Carlsbad to Karlovy Vary Competition, and was sponsored by the city of San Diego to compete in the Dvořák Competition in its sister city in the Czech Republic.
Victoria has been featured at performing arts centers and concert halls world-wide and has performance history with several symphony orchestras and opera companies including San Diego Symphony, La Jolla Symphony, TICO Orchestra, San Diego Opera, and Santa Barbara Opera. In 2010 she performed in the World Premier of Séance on a Wet Afternoon by Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked) with Opera Santa Barbara. Victoria has a passion for sacred music and performs concerts and recitals at churches and cathedrals in the United States and in Europe. She is currently the private student of famed tenor Michael Trimble. She attended both UC San Diego and San Diego State University where she worked on music performance while continuing private vocal study.
Victoria has built a concert career singing cross-over songs solo and as a duet partner with renowned tenors including Bernardo Bermudez in a touring combo act called Duetto. Victoria's first stage experience was in the world of musical theater. She began singing and dancing in shows such as Oklahoma and Guys and Dolls from the early age of twelve. Her debut feature in San Jose was Lily in The Secret Garden. As a trained actress and dancer, musical theater continues to be one of her favorite art forms. She won the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition for her musical theater performances. Other stage credits include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, and Marion Paroo in The Music Man. Victoria has a love for melodrama and performed in several Vaudeville productions in the Bay Area of California.
Victoria co-founded Opera4Kids and is the acting CEO of this non-profit with a mission to enrich children's lives and prepare them to thrive. Opera4Kids uses live performances and digital learning programs to teach young audiences about the world of classical music. For more detailed information visit www.Opera4Kids.com
As well as being a veteran of the stage, Victoria loves to be in front of (and behind) the camera. Currently Victoria writes, produces, and presents original television documentaries and travel shows including Platinum Playgrounds, for AWE - A Wealth of Entertainment. In 2011 she completed a documentary series called Across The Pond in the UK shot in 3D for Wealth TV. In 2010 she produced and presented The History of Jaguar for Wealth on Wheels. In 2006 Victoria was the music presenter for the lifestyle television show San Diego Experience aired on Fox TV. She has appeared in several commercials and infomercials and has been an independent television researcher for London producers at Channel 4. She earned a BA in Visual Arts specializing in Film and Media at the University of California, San Diego. Her student film won a student production award.
Victoria began film production at UCSD and completed a BA in Visual Arts specializing in television and film. Her studies included script writing, producing, directing, and video editing. She is also adept in photography, photoshop, and graphic design. As a seasoned actress, Victoria has had a great deal of experience in front of the camera in TV commercials as well as presenting lifestyle, entertainment, and documentary television shows. She has years of experience in audio from voice-over work to music production.
In the early 2000's Victoria was a touring act with her guitar and original fold acoustic songs. She won 2 nominations with the San Diego Music Awards and one Los Angeles Music Award Nomination for her original recordings. Since the pandemic, Victoria picked up her guitar again and currently performs at some venues singing and playing original and cover songs.
Victoria was awarded the title Miss USO, San Diego in the year 2000 for her performance work for the U.S. Military and supporting organizations, a title that she continued to hold for seven years. She has toured overseas and performed aboard Aircraft Carriers and in desert training grounds for the troops and is often invited to headline official government functions. Victoria has opened up major events with the National Anthem including the Los Angeles Tennis Open, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Miramar Air Show. She was the official entertainment for the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines in 2008 for Independence Day.
Victoria performed for presidential candidates during the 2009 election campaign, and for several other distinguished Governors and Congressmen. With the Armed Forces Entertainment Victoria has toured in Greenland, England, Netherlands, and Germany. Patriotic American music continues to be one of Victoria's leading repertoires, inspiring patriotism into the hearts of thousands of citizens. Her album Celebrating America, a compilation of American patriotic songs, was sent in thousands of care packages to U.S. Military personnel and their families overseas.