Sophia began her dance journey with the Milwaukee Trinity Irish Dance Academy at age five. At age nine, she joined Steps of Grace Ballet School where she was trained in classical ballet, modern technique, and contemporary. The blessed community connections she made through dance outreach in the Milwaukee and Waukesha area taught her the important role of dance in worship and fellowship. Through Steps of Grace she performed in original ballets by artistic director Alyce Roeder: Max Lucado inspired “You Are Special”(2011) “His Gift”(2013, 2017) and “Moses”(2017). She danced the solo roles of Miriam in “Moses” and Mary in “His Gift”(2017). Her senior year she trained at Acts 17:28 Dance as a conservatory student.
In 2019, she joined Magnum Opus Ballet as a trainee, performing alongside the company throughout the season. In 2020 Sophia was promoted to an apprentice. Sophia’s favorite parts of performing are the backstage moments of fellowship with the cast and crew and she is excited to continue making memories in the 2020-2021 season.