Victoria Garcia

Dance Instructor

I began dancing at the age of 4. Although some may 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. 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 summer dance camps. I assisted in teaching kindergarten to middle school students 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 have a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Southern Methodist University. I am currently a graduate student at Southern Methodist University. During 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 served as both the President of Kappa Delta Chi and the Multicultural Greek Council where I developed and grew as both a leader and person. Driven by hard work and determination, 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.