Victoria Whistance-Smith
Actor, Singer, Dancer
CAEA
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well”
– Voltaire

Victoria resides in Mississauga, a large city just outside of Toronto. From her first tap step at the age of four, she was smitten with the love of dance and continued training intensively in various dance disciplines right into her college years. Having participated in dance competitions all over North America earning numerous overall awards, scholarships and a senior dance title, Victoria travelled as far as Germany as part of the Canadian National Tap Team bringing home a Gold and Silver Medal under the direction of Matthew Clark. Victoria went on to achieving her advanced Ballet examinations in both R.A.D. and Vaganova and completed her competitive dance training at Performing Dance Arts in Vaughan performing in productions of Momma Mia and Dirty Dancing under Danny Poland and the National Ballet of Canada’s Nutcracker. In her quest to perfect her craft, Victoria was accepted in the prestigious Music Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College and graduated with honours. Victoria has been seen in Oklahoma!, Spring Awakening, Merrily We Roll Along and Chicago where she performed the role of June and was selected as dance captain under Marcia Kash and Ray Hogg.

Complimenting her love for dance is her passion to sing. Victoria received the Gold Medal for her outstanding performance in her Grade 10 Vocal Examination at the Royal Conservatory of Music which consequently inspired her to pursue her ARCT in Vocal Performance. Recently, Victoria was part of Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 3 presented in Belfast Ireland as a memorial to the Titanic.

Victoria feels extremely blessed to have been trained by some of the industry’s top choreographers, entertainers and teachers and their influence has made her what she is today. Victoria’s sincere passion and appreciation for the arts has lead her to give back by doing choreography and performances for several local productions, Funk Factory Tappers, dance studios and Trillium Health Care Benefit for Epilepsy in memory of Aimée Wilkinson-Harris. Victoria is currently proud to be a part of Citadel Theatre and Theatre Calgary’s co-production of Mary Poppins.