Victory Music & Dance Company Inc., is a non-profit 501c3 organization that provide, mentorship, leadership, academic enrichment and performing arts instruction to youth of all ages in the underserved communities of Brooklyn.
The Victory Music & Dance Company’s mission is to offer structured Arts Leadership programming to the youth of these communities in a safe and nurturing environment with qualified caring directors and teaching artist, who provide instruction which enhances their social and emotional development, academic stability and performing arts skills.
The core values of our organization are arts education, leadership, mentorship and academic enrichment. This model has proven to build discipline, character, self-esteem and excellence in academics; thereby aiding in the participants becoming model citizens of society.
Participants are enrolled into summer camp and afterschool enrichment programs, which foster a positive youth friendly environment with instruction in leadership, S.T.E.A.M, cultural arts clubs and empowerment workshops.
Victory Music & Dance Company has a proven track record of providing youth with a pathway to success. As a result of our tutelage participants are accepted into specialized gifted programs such as, the prep for prep, breakthrough and a better chance. Participants have also been prepared for auditions and accepted into arts based programs and schools such as, Fredrick Douglas Middle School, Brooklyn High School of the Arts, LaGuardia High School, Susan McKinney High School, Brooklyn Ballet, Ballet Tech, Emia Intensive Dance Program, Move NYC and Long Island University to name a few.
Victory Music & Dance Company has structured professional arts leadership programs in the Brownsville, Crown Heights and the East New York communities of Brooklyn.
Ms. Williams is a certified Human Resources Professional with over fifteen years in the Human Resources Management and the Youth Development field. She is currently the Program Director of the Victory Arts Leadership residency programs in Brownsville, East New York and Crown Heights Brooklyn.
Ms. Williams has over twelve years’ experience implementing structured performing arts programs in the following disciplines; creative movement, gymnastics, pre-ballet, ballet, modern, tap, hip hop, jazz, ball room, musical theory, marching band, liturgical dance and African for children of all ages to adults. She is responsible for the full life cycle of these programs by way of assessing the needs of an organization and strategically designing classes, hiring qualified teaching artist and creating a positive child friendly learning environment, which will produce technical artistic ability and social and emotional development in children as well as adults. Ms. Williams has proven expert ability in providing guidance and support in the development of children and has established a framework that aide in them being accepted into specialized gifted academic programs and performing arts schools. She has mentored performing arts programs and conducted leadership workshops and conferences across the United States, the West Indies, as well as the UK.
Ms. Williams holds a graduate degree in Communication and Public Administration from Francis Marion University and the Metropolitan College of New York. She is the president and founder of the Victory Music & Dance Company Inc., the Program Director for the Brownsville Recreation Center dance program and serves as an advisor for various performing arts programs throughout the tristate area. Ms. Williams is an active member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha, AKA Sorority, Phi Theta Kappa, Beta Mu Iota Chapter and is known as a dynamic youth leader and a profound motivational speaker. She has dedicated her life to developing youth based programs in disadvantaged communities to support academic achievement, build self-esteem and cultivate leadership skills through the arts and civic engagement. She attributes much of her success to the incredible talent and undeniable passion of those who work tirelessly within her organization.
Her long term goal is to have Victory Music & Dance Arts Education Centers in each district; which will serve as a pathway to success by providing leadership, mentorship, academic enrichment and artistic development to youth of all ages in Brooklyn.
Ms. Williams has been awarded citations and proclamations for her exemplary leadership and unwavering dedication to service from the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President and New York City Council.
Creative Arts Director
Originally from a small town in Upstate, New York and much like many of the young people at Victory, Whitney started her dance career at the age of six. Her love for dance came much later at the age of 15, when she started volunteering at an inner city Boys & Girls Club. Whitney started her own program teaching tap, ballet & jazz as well as organizing an annual recital, for children who would otherwise not be able to afford dance classes. After 4 years of service, she was awarded the George Bush Presidential Scholarship for her volunteerism, and was set to obtain a degree in Dance. Whitney studied dance at Skidmore College and Brooklyn's Long Island University receiving a Bachelor's of Arts in Modern dance. From there, Whitney has performed with multiple Dance Companies, Off- Broadway, Regional, Touring & Children's Theaters.
Currently, Whitney has been a Principal dancer with the ASHA Dance Company since 2011 and also finds great joy working in the Non-profit Arts Education field. During the day Whitney works in the dance department of the prestigious Long Island University as a Productions Director and Dance Administrator. One of the greatest successes and joys of Whitney's career has been working with the young people and staff at Victory's dance program. Having been taught to give back and have a sense of community as a young person, she loves being a part of a program that offers young people the same opportunity. Like Whitney's favorite choreographer Bill T. Jones once said, “Living and dying is not the big issue. The big issue is what you're going to do with your time while you are here…”
AFRICAN & MODERN INSTRUCTOR
BACHELORS FINE ARTS - LIU
PRE-BALLET, BALLET, TAP & HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR
BACHELORS FINE ARTS - MANHATTAN COLLEGE
CREATIVE MOVEMENT, MAJORETTE
& JAZZY HOP DANCE
BACHELORS HUMAN SERVICES -