Educator Profile

Victoria Guzmán

Victoria is a theatre and visual arts teaching artist and bilingual Spanish/English educator whose practice focuses on the idea of exercising emotional learning, creativity and critical thinking as a human right. Growing up and studying in Colombia, Victoria had the opportunity to experience art as a path for meaning and healing and as a space for community and self-discovery. Using different techniques and methodologies from the visual, literary and theatrical arts, Victoria designs and facilitates processes of collective creation with diverse communities.

Victoria has designed and facilitated artistic educational programs at the Cartoon National School, the National Museum, the Children and Development Corporation and ArteRed in Colombia. In NYC and internationally Victoria has continued her learning and practice with artistic organizations such as Monarch Theatre, The Cross Border Project, The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Oval House (London) and Kuringa (Berlin); and with schools and educational programs like the Alvin Ailey Summer Camps, FalconWorks Artist Group, LitWorld and now Urban Arts Partnership. Since 2010, as a collaborator of Madalenas Teatro das Oprimidas, an initiative that has given life to female theatre groups in several countries in Europe, the Americas and Africa exploring women’s oppressions, Victoria has been developing creative and educational work that promotes gender equality. Victoria holds a BFA from the National University of Colombia, and an MA in Applied Theatre and Performance from Goldsmiths College, University of London.