Victoria "Vic Versa" Mackenzie
Victoria began dancing very young and practiced many styles until finding herself situated between the breaking and contemporary dance scenes. A natural mover and music lover, she has danced most of her life. She completed her formation at École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2013 and has been actively breaking since 2008.
She performs primarily in hip hop theatre and contemporary dance shows and festivals internationally, for companies/artists such as Tentacle Tribe, Helen Simard, Cirque du Soleil and Alias Dance Project; and for such festivals as Breakin' Convention, Summer Dance Forever, Urban Moves, PamAm Games, Festival 100Lux, Tangente and Festival Quartiers Danses.
She has a repertoire of solo works, which have been presented in Montreal and Toronto by Festival 100Lux, TUDS, and Tangente. TheStoryProject was created in 2014 and Identity Binding in 2017.
Her most recent works as choreographer include creations "A/V", an ongoing project with a group of Montreal-based street dancers, "The Three" for Rebels de la Soul (Toronto) and "Hexad Myriad" for Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montreal.
A sometimes teacher, Victoria gives episodic workshops in break and her unique floor.work style. Her break practice is constant, and she is a host of weekly break sessions in Montreal. As event organizer and program facilitator she has a hand in the creation and implementation of local battles, community events, and guest workshops.
She has been with Tentacle Tribe since 2016.