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Sophie graduated from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri – Kansas City with an emphasis in ballet and modern. She was raised in Independence, Missouri, and began dancing at the age of three under the instruction of Christine Palmer and Heather Foose at the Craig Dance Studio of Independence. Sophie also danced with several other studios in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Sophie has loved to dance since she was a child, and particularly enjoys choreography and teaching. She danced competitively as a teenager, and began teaching and choreographing for other dancers at a young age as well. As a young adult, she had the opportunity to attend intensives at the Kansas City Ballet, Dramatic Truth School of the Arts, and Deeply Rooted Dance Theater in Chicago. She has performed in Deanna Hiett’s Ecifircas and Gary Abbott’s Breaking the Damn 2014 and was honored to have been chosen as part of a small group of UMKC students that were asked to perform in Alvin Ailey’s Memoria in the fall of 2014. Sophie has previously also performed professionally with Dramatic Truth Ballet Theatre for one season. She is currently with the Kansas City Dance Collective (formerly known as VidaDance) as their Rehearsal Director and as an 8th year company member. Sophie has performed many featured roles. Most notably, she has premiered the character of Clara in Cracked! A Reimagined Kansas City Nutcracker, Frankie in Turning the Page, and “Cat” in the new production of House Haunters. She has also choreographed for the company as well her works include Teabiotics for Cracked! and Party Scene in the Fringe! Festival 2022, “A Russian Christmas” for the winter concert production, Getting Ready in the “Razzle Dazzle” Fringe! Festival 2023, and Making a Plan in KCDC’s most recent production of “Malice and Masquerades: A Fateful Phantom Tale”. She plans to continue dancing and choreographing for KCDC and looks forward to broadening her horizons in the dance community in Kansas City and wherever the adventure of dances takes her.
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