10 OF VICTORIA'S SECRETS
(that most people don't know)
- Victoria was born and raised in Manhattan. As she says, “We grew up trick-or-treating vertically.” And yes… Labalme is her real name. Her father was from Paris.
- In her early years performing, she was offered a lead role with the Big Apple Circus. She chose not to run away with the circus.
- While an undergrad at Stanford University, Victoria worked on a Random House book about the performance + mental training techniques of National Champion triple jumper Milan Tiff.
- Her work with corporate groups began in the 1980s at The Santa Fe Mountain Center where she led experiential educational courses for corporate teams and youth-at-risk.
- Victoria spent 2 months in West Africa, teaching and studying the performing arts. It was a life of straw huts, no electricity, and 100-degree heat.
- She is an avid outdoors-woman & kayaker with extensive wilderness travel experience including a 75-day expedition in Alaska.
- Her favorite “adult beverage” is a martini and her favorite dessert is chocolate cake. As far as she is concerned, “If it’s not chocolate, it’s not dessert.”
- Her great uncle was the legendary industrial designer Raymond Loewy, known for creating the logos and design for Shell, Exxon, Nabisco, US Postal Service, Coca-Cola bottle (in its famous slenderized shape), Greyhound Bus, the Studebaker Avanti car and with JFK — the distinctive markings on Air Force One. Victoria’s keen interest in the blend of art and business is in her blood…
- Victoria conceived and produced the landmark documentary, “Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show The Whole World Watched” which premiered at SXSW. Media exposure: The Hollywood Reporter, The Los Angeles Times, Variety, NPR, BBC, The New York Times, ABC’s Good Morning America.
- She is married to the Muppets original performer, Yoda performer, and feature film director, Frank Oz.