Victoria Augustine’s artistic career began as a ballet dancer in the Syracuse Ballet Theatre, where she performed in the corps de ballet for three years. She also danced in local musical theatre and began choreographing at 12. In high school, she filmed her choreographic works.
She has written several screenplays garnering awards from prestigious competitions including the Nicholl Fellowship (twice), the Austin Film Festival, and Slamdance Screenwriting Contest. In 2011, "The Sister Dance" was optioned for two years by Charlie Doane and Adam Bowen through Late Saturday Films in Australia. Most recently this screenplay was a Finalist in the 2014 Circus Road Screenwriting Contest.
Her television drama "Ignorance," inspired by Stuart Firestein's 2012 Oxford University Press publication, made semifinalist in both the 2014 Industry Insider Television Writing Contest and the 2014 Cinequest Teleplay Competition.
Her latest whodunit, “The Ballet Murders,” is a semifinalist in the 2018 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch contest, and a quarter finalist in the 2018 Austin Film Festival, the 2018 CineStory Foundation Retreat, the 2019 BlueCat Screenplay Competition and the 2019 ScreenCraft Fellowship.
She is currently the Contest Coordinator of the NY Screenwriters Co-Op. From 2010-2015, she was the Contest Director of the NY Screenwriters Collective. She was a member and volunteer for Independent Feature Project from 2011-2013. She’s been a member of New York Women in Film & Television since 2014.
Victoria is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University. She teaches yoga part-time at Sarah Lawrence College.