Victoria May (Red River Métis-Michif). Born in Ottawa, she began her dance training at the School of Dance, and her early career started at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She has performed with ballet and contemporary dance companies in Europe, Göteborgs DanseKompagni, Danish Dance Theatre, and Canada for over 30 years. Victoria is a citizen of the Manitoba Métis Federation, her grandmother was born and raised on the Road Allowance on Treaty 6 territory, in a place known as the Fox Farm (now called Nordale) outside Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Victoria has received The Duke and Duchess of York Award (CA), the Arnold Spohr Award (CA), The Young Performers Bursary Award (CA), Augustinius Fund (DK), Danish Actors Blankbandsmidler (DK), and the Toyota Fund (DK), as well as support from both the Canada Council and Conseil des arts et letters du Québec.
She had an MA from Concordia University and is currently a Ph.D. student in the INDI program at Concordia University in Montreal (Tio’tia:ke). She dances for A’nó:wara Dance Theatre (Barbara Diabo), Louise Bédard Danse, and more recently Tanya Lukin Linklater. She is on the committee of Maqahatine, an Indigenous dance collective based in Tio’tia:ke. Victoria’s recent work, ‘Kiwaapamitinaawaaaw,’ is a poem and a love letter to her ancestors about embodying the Michif language and the dances that guided her home.