The Metropolitan Opera
"Victorio led the bolero variation with great élan, movement, polish, and a genuine Spanish flavor."
Walter Terry - The New York Times
Spanish Repertory Theatre, New York
"Ms. María Benitez was joined by Victorio, a partner of such intensity that "Asturias," a duet with Ms. Benitez, had a delicately smoldering sensuality seldom seen in dance."
Jennifer Dunning - The New York Times
"Victorio's solos provided some outstanding dancing, controlled and nuanced in the heel work."
Ann Kisselgoff - The New York Times
"Gades and Flamenco Moro: A Study in Contrast
There have been many attempts to make ballets using the Spanish dance vocabulary, few of which have really worked. Maria Alba and victorio appeared in two short numbers [Yerma and Madrid 1936] that were more successful than Antonio Gades' evening-length ballet (at the City Center) because theirs were concentrated where his was diffuse. One reduced Lorca's Yerma to a duet of remarkable intensity, performed almost in place; the choreography here combined flamenco with modern dance. The other, Madrid 1936, was set in a café where people are listening to radio news reports of the Spanish Civil War. Victorio as a veteran soldier expressed his 'frustration at the absurdity of war' in a bitter solo..."
An excerpt from a Dance Magazine article
Brooklyn Academy of Music
"Los Tarantos, a new work choreographed by Victorio, is a flamenco story ballet, a contemporary Spanish version of a 'Romeo and Juliet.' It is an effective, absorbing work. Victorio, who plays the father of the heroine, has a sure dramatic sense; he's also an arresting dancer, specializing in multiple turns ending on one knee."
"When Victorio performs flamenco, time and space are suspended; he becomes their absolute master. It is a kind of razor-sharp and stylized thrashing that he does, a tumultuous extended climax. No extraneous gestures flatten a flawlessly elegant and abandoned intrepid knee-dives and slides, and other pyrotechnics. Interestingly, Victorio's physical condicion leads him to seem quite self-effacing, a pure and direct means for the expression of ardent feelings. Bavado vanishes."
Molly McQuade - Chicago Reader
Thank you very much for your co-operation in the filming of ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA. Your staging for the dance sequence was very well conceived.
Yours sincerely, Charlton Heston"
I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the excellent work you did on the filming of NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA. Your choreography for the three dance sequences was most approppriate for the demands of the film.
Yours sincerely, Sam Spiegel
"From the moment I met Victorio and stepped into his dance class I immediately felt a warmth and generosity radiating from him. As a Flamenco neophyte I was expecting the teacher to mirror the severity of the dance. I was however pleasantly surprised at his patience and sweet demeanor. His vivacious energy and humor continue to permeate every room he walks into while his brilliant artistry commands all attention. I am honored to study under Victorio’s tutelage and look forward to exploring the beauty of this dance.
Thank you Victorio!!!!!!"
Jackie Aizen, New York (Victorio's student)
"With one gesture of his arm, you can quickly comprehend Victorio's vast experience and passion for dance. After a single class, you then know why he is such a revered teacher."
Jessica Meyer, New York
Violist, Teaching Artist, and Owner of Venus Ensembles
"I feel fortunate to take classes with such a Master as Victorio a great teacher and artistic personality. He fosters a sense of style, class, grace, finesse. In his teaching, Victorio patiently and meticulously works on solid basic skills and technique, projection, dynamics, energy, musicality, phrasing, control. He generously gives all his energy, knowledge to students beginners and advanced. Every student gets his attention, care and encouragement. Studying with Victorio, you feel the very essence of Flamenco passion, deeper meaning of the life. You leave class transformed with feeling that something important just happened and you were a part of it. I am very happy as never before and every time I am impatiently waiting for a next class!"
Svitlana Syrtsova, New York