Victoria Colombus
Choreographer & Co-Artistic Director (2020-2023)


Upon graduating from the New Zealand School of Dance, Tor Colombus has worked extensively throughout Aotearoa and internationally as a Dancer, Director, Choreographer, Teacher, Choreographic Assistant. She has worked with Black Grace, Australian Dance Theatre, Michael Parmenter's Commotion Company, Dance North, Movement of the Human, World of Wearable Arts, Muscle Mouth and The New Zealand Dance Company.

Tor was a full-time tutor at the New Zealand School of Dance for 11 years, lecturing in contemporary dance and choreographic praxis. In her spare time, she studied educational psychology and developed a wellness program, engaging students in pivotal discussion, cultivating self-awareness and a greater understanding of what nurtures wellbeing. In 2019, Tor completed her 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training with Awhi Yoga and Wellbeing, in Wellington.

Tor has choreographed for The New Zealand Dance Company, Footnote, Tempo Dance Festival, The Body Festival, Sydney Lighthouse Festival, Pacific Dance Festival, New Caledonia Dance Festival and several New Zealand School of Dance Graduation Seasons. She worked with the organisation World of Wearable Arts WOW, from 2010 until 2018, including three years as the Choreographic director, and toured to Hong Kong in 2012 to create an international production of the show. From 2020 to 2022 Tor was appointed as the Co-Artistic Director of The New Zealand Dance Company with James O’Hara. In 2023, she has assisted the Creative Director in the creation of the opening ceremony for the FIFA Women’s World Cup and is currently working on New Zealand Fashion Week.