Victoria is a freelance costume designer and technician, as well as stylist. Born and raised in the Texas, she currently lives in Connecticut.  

 

Victoria earned her Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance in Houston, TX.  While in Houston she has designed for both the University of Houston as well as various theaters in the area.

While on summer and winter breaks, Victoria commuted into New York where she worked as a First Hand at Parsons-Meares, LTD. in New York, contributing to shows such as The Lion King, Hamilton, Moulin Rouge and others.  In the summer of 2019 Victoria became a recipient of a Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship funded by the Estate of Willa Kim and administered by Theatre Communications Group.

Prior to pursuing her MFA, Victoria spent a year and a half after undergrad working as a Pattern Maker and Assistant Pattern Maker at Arel Studios in New York's Garment District, where she observed and worked with many award-winning designers.  The shop has worked on many outstanding productions on stage and film, in NYC and beyond, including the Radio City Rockettes' Christmas Spectacular, Holiday Inn, Netflix's The Get Down, Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof revival, as well as others.  Prior to this, Victoria spent two summers as Costume Apprentice in Maine State Music Theatre's Costume Shop.

 

Victoria received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Baylor University in Waco, TX, where she was introduced to Costume Design and Technology through a freshman course in Costume Elements.  During her time at Baylor, Victoria worked in the Baylor Theatre Costume Shop as a student workstudy where she served as a leader in the build process for multiple productions as a skilled Cutter/Draper, and served as both an Assistant and Lead Costume Designer on productions for Baylor Theatre and Baylor Film & Digital Media.

 

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