Victoria May, Red River Métis-Michif, was born in Ottawa and began her dance training and career at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, performing with ballet and contemporary dance companies in Europe and Canada for over 30 years. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the INDI program at Concordia University in Montreal (Tio’tia:ke). Her current research creation, Kiwaapamitinaawaaaw, is a poem and love letter to her ancestors about embodying Michif and the dances that guided her home.
Victoria’s Maternal grandmother, Irene, grew up on the Road Allowance in a place known as the Fox Farm—now called Nordale—outside Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Her family names are Vermette, Delorme, Pepin, Frobisher, Laliberté, Villebrun, Gaudry, Davis, and Sayer. Victoria May is a citizen of the Manitoba Métis Federation.