Victoria (Bengard) Souder
Ballet Instructor/ Choreographer
Victoria was the former Artistic Director of Victoria's Simply Dancing located in Moreno Valley CA for 15 years. Victoria has been teaching since she was 15 and loves every minute of it. She specializes in Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, Jazz and Contemporary.
Victoria started her formal training at California Dancer and quickly became an outstanding performer on their competition team. At a young age she auditioned and was accepted on scholarship to Ballet Pacifica in Irvine as well as training at Riverside Ballet Arts, the Inland Empire’s premier school of Classical Ballet under David Allan and Glenda Carhart.
Victoria was one of the officers on her High School dance team where she performed on the competition circuit. In High School Victoria danced at the USA dance camp and received the award for 'Super Sensational'. She continued her training at Riverside Community College under Sofia Carreras and has worked as a dancer in music videos. She choreographed and starred in Dommin’s music video Beautiful as a Stranger.
Victoria has trained hundreds of young dancers helping them get accepted into companies. Her competition teams have won numerous awards and she has been honored many times for her outstanding and innovative choreography.
Victoria strives to train dancers about the importance of being the best they can be, building strong bodies, values, respect for others, and the art of listening and taking direction.
Victoria loves each and every one of her dancers and wants them to experience the love of dance as she has.