Victoria has loved singing since she joined the junior choir of St. John the Evangelist Church in Ottawa as an eight-year-old. She also studied piano with the church organist, Ewan McQuaig.
Since then, her musical path has been diverse. She has composed and performed on piano and voice, directed three different children’s choirs and directed three different handbell choirs, and worked as a MusicTogether early childhood educator.
She currently teaches piano to all ages; and has worked as a church musician since 2007.
Her love of song has grown to encompass accompanying congregations and choral directing in a broad range of musical styles. She welcomes creative collaboration.
Her wide interests have led her to paint murals, obtain her Masters in theatre directing (University of New Mexico), work in film and television, and co-found Victoria Contra Dance. She has lived and worked abroad in Rome, London, Albuquerque, Georgetown Guyana, and Durban South Africa.