- MFA in Dance, The Ohio State University
- BFA in Dance, New York School of the Arts
Victoria Uris was on the OSU dance faculty for twenty years. She graduated with a BFA Degree in Dance and Theatre from NYU School of the Arts. In 1975 she joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company, touring the world, performing in a variety of featured roles. Prior to joining the Taylor Co., she performed with Norman Walker, The New York Dance Collective, Sandra Neels, Bowyer and Bruggeman, Rosalind Newman, and was a guest artist with the Connecticut Ballet and Annabelle Gamson. Since 1981, she has choreographed over sixty works for modern repertory and ballet companies and for her own groups. Three of her works are recorded in Labanotation and have been staged in Asia, Britain, Hawaii and the U.S. Uris earned an MFA degree at OSU in 1989, studying choreography, film and video. She has received grants and fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, the Center for New Television, the Hazelbaker Foundation, and Randolph Street Gallery among others, for her choreographic and videodance works. In 1996, the Wexner Center for the Arts commissioned her multi-media 9 Scenes with Interviews, an evening-length work integrating video, choreography and music. Two of her recent videos, Four Ships and Igor & Svetlana, were official selections at the Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Her videos have screened nationally and internationally at festivals, museums and on television. Her teaching areas include modern technique, composition, repertory and video.