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Victoria Lorraine Jones

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Born and raised in Gary, In, Victoria Jones developed skills in all styles of dance under the discipline of Larry Brewer (modern, African, jazz), Michal Davis (ballet), and Bril Barrett (tap) at Emerson School for the Visual and Performing Arts. She accelerated in tap dancing being the first student from Gary performing in Bril Barrett's hoofers tap dance crew M.A.D.D. Rhythms in Chicago from 2005 until present. M.A.D.D. Rhythms is known in the tap community for their significant rhythmic sound performing in major dance shows throughout Chicago like Dance Chicago, Juba, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project with Lane Alexander, traveling and performing nationally at several tap festivals within the major cities across the map including the St. Louis Tap Fest directed by Robert Reed, and for creating the Chicago Tap Summit displaying works with known tap legends and hoofers as Dianne Walker, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derrick Grant and many others.

Under the inspiration of the tap movement, Victoria relocated to Las Vegas in determination to progress and pursue her dance career. Advancing in tap and entrepreneurship, in 2012 she started a branch of her own in the MADD family; M.A.D.D. Rhythms Las Vegas. She trains children and teens under the age of 18 the history and discipline of tap dance and performs throughout the city of Las Vegas.

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Las Vegas has hosted and sponsored tap workshops in Las Vegas with tap stars, Lee Howard, Sarah Reich, Jason Kalish, and Vegas residents Sean and John Scott.

Victoria's tap career with MADD Rhythms has led her to work and intern with the LA Tap Fest, 2012 and 2013, out of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles, CA, owned my Debbie Allen and directed by Jason Samuels Smith and Chloe Arnold.

Inspired from many greats including the late Dr. Bunny Briggs, (February 26, 1922- November 15, 2014) and the late great Dr. Prince Spencer, she joined forces and founded the Las Vegas Tap Fest in 2013, a nonprofit 501 3, designed to honor the history of tap dance in Las Vegas.

As a performer and entertainer in Las Vegas, she has credits of working with several dance and modeling agencies of Las Vegas including BEST Agency and Dragon Talent Group. She has worked and performed on the Las Vegas Strip landing in the show Rocktellz and Cocktailz starring Rock Legend Meatloaf.

Not only is she focusing on tap, but other dance styles such as hip hop having been with Culture Shock Las Vegas and Hypnotix Dance Krew, competing in HHI, WOD , and more known dance competitions.

Victoria actively teaches as several dance studios including, Center Stage Dance Academy, Excite Dance Program, and teaches over 20 different local Clark County Schools in the district for the Safekey Program in North Las Vegas.

Victoria continues to spread her knowledge and love for dance and the discipline throughout Las Vegas and aspires to travel the world with her gift!

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