Victoria Boateng is an autism advocate. Victoria was diagnosed with autism when she was three years old and couldn’t speak until she was 7 years old. Victoria uses her gift of djembe to inspire the autism community and women of all races, gender, and creed.
Victoria graduated from Western Illinois University in December 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and minor in Theater. After graduation, Victoria Boateng studied West African drumming with master drummer Bolokoda Conde and Michael Taylor. Victoria is now a substitute teacher at Old Town School Of Folk Music and drum teacher at Ruth Page Center for the Arts. She is also an apprentice performer/drummer in an all female drum and dance company Ayodele Drum and Dance, She Wolf Sacred Movement, and drum facilitator for Sista Afya black women mental awareness organization.