Victoria is a queer indigenous feminist artist, a trained photographer, BodyWeather practitioner and a proud Australian born Māori of mixed descent (Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata, English, Irish and Finnish). They work in the realms of dance, cinema, photography, choreography and performance art. Their work is liminal, intercultural and aims to honour whakapapa (genealogy) and the revitalisation of mana wahine (feminine knowledge). Their work is a gradual binding of intimate collaboration between artists, elders and community, exploring ceremony in contemporary situations and contemporary indigenous politics.
Since 2000, Victoria has worked with BodyWeather pioneer Tess de Quincey as a founding member of De Quincey Co. performing in over 40 productions. In 2016, Victoria received a First Class Honours in Performance Studies (UNSW) and was awarded the Rex Cramphorn Theatre Fellowship. Their most recent work, TANGI WAI… the cry of water, was nominated for an Australian Dance Award, Helpmann Award, three Green Room Awards, receiving Best Visual Design in Dance. Their dance solo Copper Promises: Hinemihi Haka will tour to PuSh Festival (Vancouver), National Arts Centre (Ottawa) and Public Energy (Peterborough) throughout February 2019. Their work, both collaborative and solo, has garnered them commissions and acclaim at the international level.