I was born Victoria Traica Thatcher Kerensky on February 18, 1983 in Boca Raton, Florida.
My late father, Dr. Vasil Kerensky, from Bulgaria/Macedonia, was a first-generation college student with a Doctorate in Education. For 37 years, he served as Professor & Emeritus Chair for Leadership & Management at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He also served as commissioner on the Greater Boca Raton Beach Taxing District for 8 years. He was an older father, as he was 52 years old when I was born.
My mother, Dr. Patricia Thomson Smith, is a 14th generation American whose ancestors arrived on the Mayflower; she was also an educator with a Doctorate in Education, she managed the General Education Development (GED) Program of Broward County. She is now retired and spends her time in Boca Raton and summers in Lake George, New York, in a home that has been in our family for 100 years.
In 1991, I found my passion and began performing, singing & dancing at a local theater. This passion awarded me a high-school scholarship at the North Broward Preparatory School (NBPS) which has a dynamic reputation for the Arts!