Victoria Charters: BIOGRAPHY
Australian born, Victoria spent the early years of her life traveling and living around the world with her parents as her father opted for the sabbatical leave options his Academic postings offered. They were based in Melbourne Australia, but also lived in Montreal, Canada; Marseilles, France and Fort Collins, Colorado.
Victoria moved to Los Angeles 1994 and in 2002 met Austin Richards aka Dr Megavolt. In 2006 she built her Mistress Megavolt suit to perform at the Fire Arts Festival in Oakland, California and then the Burning Man Festival in Black Rock City, Nevada.
Victoria has performed internationally as Mistress Megavolt, most notably in 2009 for the French Television production La Soirée de L’étrange. She has also been featured on many National Television programs, including Fox News, Disaster House, Nat Geo Amazing!, and Time Warp. Victoria’s specialty is poi spinning or fire spinning while in the Megavolt suit!
Victoria is also an accomplished actress, filmmaker and writer. She is currently producing the documentary Dr Megavolt: Man Meets Lightning which will include archival footage from shows since the creation of Dr Megavolt in the Bay area in 1997, interviews with key people who crewed with Dr Megavolt, animations about Tesla Coils and high voltage, a bit of Tesla coil history for all the Nikola Tesla fanatics out there and fun facts about atmospheric lightning.
Victoria is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Film. Victoria also graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, with an Associate of Arts in Theatre Arts.