About Victoria Elena Nones
Self made #girlboss. #latina. #creative.
Personal mission statement: to inspire and empower others through business & entertainment.
Entrepreneurship + Entertainment are the two loves of my life, along with my rescue pups (Bettie + Mabel). I am a level 10 dog mom with a chic dog stroller (#levelup) and my girls go everywhere with me.
I love glitter, loud lipstick, and generally being "just...too....much".
As an entrepreneur, creative, and producer - my work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Buzzfeed, NY Magazine, ELLE Magazine, CBS, PBS, NBC, Jezebel, and Timeout including others. In addition, I am regularly invited to be a speaker and workshop leader at places such as the Yale Women In Leadership Conference, Caterpillar, Accenture, and more.
I am living a life I love surrounded by projects & people I adore.
What can we create together?
Born To Entertain
My tweens to twenties were focused on performing arts and I spent over a decade playing lead roles in professional musical theater/sketch comedy, commercial work/film, writing, directing, and producing. My first paid commercial was at age 12 and my first paid stage show playing 8x a week was at age 16. I was accepted into a performing arts charter high school called Tuacahn where I played lead roles, joined dance company, and became student body president. I loved studying theater and gender in college at the University of Utah while exploring the use of activism and art to drive cultural change. I volunteered and worked my way up with the Utah Pride Festival to become an entertainment director - booking acts for multiple stages and running talent logistics for their festival with 30,000+ attendees. I interned with Sundance Theater Lab as a stage manager alongside celebrity talent, and donated time as Special Events Chair at my university where I directed an $80k budget for student entertainment and events. In addition to my BFA, I studied at AMDA and The Second City comedy school with a focus in improv, sketch, & musical comedy. (Second City is the training ground for SNL's Tina Fey, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Steven Colbert and more). Additionally I wrote, produced, directed and starred in a weekly one woman show about Patsy Cline when I was 20, started my own burlesque troupe at 23, and at 24 raised $10k for planned parenthood directing/producing/performing in "The Vagina Monologues". To this day I enjoy singing, tap dancing, writing/performing, making people laugh, hosting, and performing on stage/camera.
Checkout this Chicago Tribune article on my one woman show
Mid twenties I discovered my passion for business. In 2012 I founded SIT Social: A Dog Lounge with $1,000 and some postcards while sleeping on friend's couches. Pet care supported my comedy habit and paid my bills. What I started with no experience and very little money expanded into a thriving company with a brick and mortar location in Chicago running 8 years strong.
I founded Women In Comedy after experiencing a lack of safe spaces for women in the comedy scene. I created & produced events for thousands of women across the US in DC, NYC, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago and more. I proudly developed and implemented a script to screen program called WiCo in partnership with 2112 for female comedic talent.
In 2017 I was accepted to a Latinx incubator program where I designed and built Satira Tech - a one on one coaching platform to disrupt arts education. It is currently being piloted with the #1 comedy school - you guessed it - Second City.
Thirties and beyond I am embarking into the world of scripted and unscripted television concepts. I love experimenting, learning, and growing as I collaborate with friends. I can't wait to sell my first show and I'm just getting started! I am especially drawn to unscripted concepts of the shero's journey, narratives about women's empowerment, exposés on inequity, and true stories about love's intense way of driving humanity for better or worse.
My Latest Projects
In this unscripted social impact series, five female political experts from across the nation empower scrappy, novice, passionate female candidates running for office. In each episode of RUN, a different woman's campaign is transformed from striving to thriving.
Sometimes love is all you need when this powerful addiction is used to avoid painful traumas and face truth. Follow 5 Love Addicts as they struggle to adapt and implement new tools to create
healthy, loving relationships.
Think "Intervention" meets "Red Table Talks".
In Quarantine Island, Tracy Hatfield (with Social Snacks Video) and Victoria Elena Nones (with Satira Comedy) have created a blind dating experience for people looking for love in this lockdown life — and they RECORDED it because if there can’t be love, there can at least be a good time for the rest of us!
Via virtual chat, this pair of would-be-matchmakers hookup two adventurous people to see if they can become the perfect match of their isolated lives.