Victoria Garcia

Dance Instructor

I began dancing at the young age of 4. Although some argue that a child that young cannot truly dance, I believe dance is an expression of emotion. Regardless of age, a person can always express themselves, you just have to be paying enough attention to notice. I began dancing at the Mesquite School of Dance in 2003 where I trained in the styles of jazz, tap, and ballet. It was here that I first danced competitively as part of a team. I attended W.E. Greiner Middle School and Exploratory Arts Academy where I was taught folklorico, tap, clogging, Irish dance, and sub-Saharan African styled dance. I joined the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico performing company in 2008. This offered me the opportunity to dance at many places including Six Flags, the Texas State Fair, the Latino Cultural Center, the AT&T Performing Arts Center, and in the opening scene of American Idol. 

I began teaching in 2013 at the Anita N. Martinez dance summer camps. I assisted with teaching kindergarten to middle school ages various styles of dance, such as, folklorico, ballet, hip-hop, and jazz. In 2017, I became an instructor teaching our youngest of dancers here at Ballet Hispanic of the Arts. 

I currently attend Southern Methodist University and am pursing a degree in Computer Science. I am fortunate enough to be interning at JPMorgan, where I hope to grow both professionally and as a person. Since my time at SMU, I have been a part of College Hispanic American Students, First Year Student Homes, the Society of Hispanic Engineers, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society. Currently, I am the President of the Multicultural Greek Council and the Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Delta Chi. Driven by hard work and a bit of luck, I have been able to see the benefits of dance and education. The combination of which has presented many amazing opportunities and made me the person I am today. As an Instructor, my goal is to guide students towards the path best for them. I hope to introduce them to the endless possibilities opened through the world of dance and education.

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