My name is Victoria Wanders, originally from Bogota, Colombia, but I
grew up in The Netherlands. When I was 6 weeks old, I was adopted, so
that's where my journey started in Europe.
high school, I always felt different. I was bullied. And something
inside of me told me I was missing something. I graduated as soon as
possible and started working. Beside working I did some home studies
and after a while I wanted to start something for myself. My own
business. After a lot of experience at other (fashion) businesses, I
began ''Victoria's Style''. I worked as a fashion stylist for several
photoshoots, music videos and artists/models. But the feeling I was
missing something, was still there.
2013 I made a roots trip to Colombia. To met my biological family.
And from that moment everything fell into place. I was home, I've met
biological family, I saw where I came from, it gave peace. But after
my roots trip, I had to find my way in The Netherlands again. My work
as a stylist did not satisfy me anymore. Most of the time the people
who I worked for, were never satisfied with what they had. While the
people in Colombia, were happy with the smallest things. So I decided
to quit as a fashion stylist. I wanted to be able to mean something
2013, Zumba crossed my path. I obtained my license and started with
just 1hour of teaching classes. I never, ever forget how terrible it
was! Because of all those years of being bullied, I felt really,
really insecure. So me teaching in front of a class was terrifying as
hell! But Zumba gave me some power, and I didn't gave up. Zumba
helped me, finding myself again, the real me. Zumba helped me to
defeat my insecure. And now these days, i'm teaching like 22hours, different classes,
each week, doing masterclasses around the world, being a mom and wife
and I never felt as strong as before.
that spirit, with that energy, I'm teaching, presenting, my classes.
I want everyone to feel comfortable during my classes. I want
everyone leaves the class with a good feeling. I want everyone to
feel special, and good about themselves, because YOU ARE! I want to
share my passion, my roots (where i'm really proud of it) with
everyone! I'm grateful I can do what I love the most, dancing, and
I'm grateful I can share that with you!