CITY DWELLER MAGAZINE CATCHES UP WITH THE AMAZING VICTORIA EAMES, COVERING THE RISE TO SUCCESS, HER PET SNAKE, MR BOJANGLES AND EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your company?
I have been a dancer since the age of 6. I have a degree in Dance Performance specialising in Choreography. I am the Entertainment Director for Pastiche and have been for almost 8 years. I have been in the industry professionally for 16 years now.
We are a company that specialise in providing bespoke performers, shows and productions for ANY event, anywhere in the UK. We have also supplied acts to Marbella, Egypt, India, Monaco, Jordan and most recently Kuwait.
What is the best thing about your job?
Two things… I can say that I love my job and I live my dreams. Ever since I started dancing this is all I have ever wanted to do and I know how lucky I am to have turned it into a career. Secondly, I get to create opportunities to performers that are equally as passionate as I am about what they do. Knowing that I am helping them with a career they love and seeing them develop is one of the best feelings to have.
What do you do to relax?
I go to the gym – A LOT! Every day, twice a day! The gym to me is a little me time and a place to unwind. I also go to the cinema with my fiancé – generally to see Superhero films of some sort as he is a little obsessed and I’m sure he believes he is actually Superman!
Can you tell us something about yourself that may surprise our readers?
Ooh – I have a snake that I perform with called Mr Bojangles. (one of my favourite songs). He is an 8ft Boa and he is absolutely lovely.
In 2014 I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer. I am proud to say I am a cancer survivor and so far I have raised almost £66k for Cancer by holding three charity balls since my diagnosis. I took one afternoon off work throughout the whole time I was ill as I didn’t want being poorly to affect my clients or my team and loving what you do can help get you through horrible times of your life. I have a happy ending, I am engaged to an incredible man and my best friend has offered to be our surrogate as my surgery means I cannot carry a baby. I used my job and my passion to help turn having cancer into a positive effect on my life and now I do all I can to help raise money and awareness by holding The Kind Hearts Ball.
The next being held on 25th March 2018 at The New Dock Hall in Leeds. More info can be found on the website www. kindheartsgiveback.co.uk