Victoria Quine began her adventures performing as a competitive dancer for 15 years. She joined the circus world at her alma mater’s circus collective Circus Folk Unite!. She primarily learned partner acrobatics and object manipulation and was introduced to aerials when she studied at the National Institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne, Australia for a short course program in the summer of 2007. There she focused her training on static trapeze, partner acrobatics, and hula hooping. Victoria continued her studies of aerials and acrobatics at Esh Aerial Arts in Cambridge, MA before being accepted to the New England Center for Circus Art’s Professional Track Program in 2012. She graduated summa cum laude in May 2013.
In the summer of 2010 she enjoyed the adventures of performing with the Downside Up Circus in Interrobang?!; a six week circus bicycle tour throughout western Washington state. They performed at festivals, cabaret-style shows, and private shows as well as street performing for crowds as small as 15 and as large as several hundreds lining the streets of Seattle. Victoria enjoyed juggling, group and partner acrobatics, as well as clowning and dancing. Victoria had the opportunity to perform aerials for the first time with Esh Aerial Arts in 2012 and since then has performed in NECCA’s winter holiday show The Flying Nut. There, she wowed audiences with her tumbling, acrobatics, physical theater, and partner roller skating. She performed again with NECCA in May 2013 in the show Gathered Safely In, where she presented her emotionally moving static trapeze act to Mumford and Sons’ “Ghosts That We Knew”. She also performed with The Daredevil Darlings, a four person acro group which included clowning, high level feats of acrobatics and strength, and of course, plenty of glitter! During the summer of 2013 she wowed audiences at a Connecticut resort with regular aerial ambient and solo performances. Victoria is most passionate about working collaboratively with other artists to create custom acts and shows. Recently she’s been performing ambient juggling and duo trapeze with Wise Fool New Mexico in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
Victoria also has extensive teaching experience all across New England and New Mexico. She has taught creative movement, group and contact improvisation, tumbling, partner acrobatics, object manipulation, static trapeze, fabric, clowning, puppetry and flying trapeze to students as young as preschoolers all the way up through adults. She especially enjoys working with at-risk youth and children with special needs. She has found that the circus arts help to build a community of trust while allowing students to explore danger and risk in a safe and constructive environment. Victoria spent a wonderful year as the Youth Program Director for Wise Fool New Mexico developing programs and teaching in-house as well as outreach programs and workshops. She now lives in the San Francisco area and teaches children and adults how to trust themselves and fly high with the circus arts.
You can contact Victoria at email@example.com for performances or workshops.