(she/her) is a dance artist, performance coach, and writer based in Los Angeles. Native to Boise, Idaho, Victoria first fell in love with dance watching VHS tapes of the Royal Cambodian Ballet rented from the local "Oriental Market" and through the talent portion of the Miss America beauty pageant. When pretending to Riverdance in the living room was no longer enough, Victoria enrolled in her first ballet/tap/jazz combo class at age 8 and hasn't stopped dancing since.
Although she was trained as a professional in ballet and contemporary, her heart lies in Middle East and North African dances, where she is a forever-student of folklore, modern raqs sharki or belly dance, and fusion dances. With a perpetual interest in bridging societal and cultural divides, Victoria uses dance as a tool to educate and inspire as many people as possible to value our differences (and of course to get up and move to the beat).
In addition to her solo works as an instructor and performer, Victoria is a principal dancer and soloist with the Starbelly Dancers under the name Tori King. Recently, she was the creative director for the critically acclaimed Big Bad-Ass Belly Dance Show and The Art of Belly Dance. Victoria is the recipient of grants from the Boise City Department of History and Art, Idaho Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has a BA in Theatre and Political Economics from the College of Idaho and is currently pursuing an MFA in Choreography at Jacksonville University, class of 2022. Victoria has been interviewed on NPR show, Idaho Matters, and can be seen dancing at festivals and dance events across the United States. For more information, please visit torikingdancing.com