17 December 2021 10:21
RAD teacher features in Forbes' list of the 100 most creative Mexicans
Victoria Treviño, the director of Joven de la Ciudad de México, has been chosen in recognition of her work in bringing dance into communities.
After studying at the RAD, Victoria graduated in Dance Education from Surrey University, before founding the Wimbledon Ballet Club for Children and Youth. She also taught the RAD syllabus in Canada before returning to Mexico to found the Ballet Teatro de Olmo Azul AC along with the Ballet Joven CDMX (Young Ballet of Mexico City). In 2020, she was nominated for Community Outreach recognition by the RAD in the Centenary Teachers Awards.
Outlining her ambition for young dancers in her home country, she says: "Mexico has a lot of talent that is at the barre working every morning. That talent has been able to give Mexico awards and put it on the international platform in an honest way. In my ideal world, in my opportunity to express my creativity, I would like Ballet Joven to stop being a support project, to be a professional project. Because we have been able to educate and grow many young people who are the best trained, but do not have jobs, and there are only a few professional platforms. Mexico needs more professional dancers.”