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Specialty: Ballet and Contemporary Dance
Q. How many years have you been dancing, Sophia?:
A. I’ve been dancing for 10 years.
Q. What is your favorite part of performing?
A. I am always moving, dance lets me express myself and do what I love for people to see and enjoy.
Q. What do you feel makes you unique, as a performer?
A. Every time I am on stage I am smiling, unless my character is sad. I always love doing what I do. When I am on stage there is never a moment when I am not overflowing with Joy!
Q. What do you do to relax, after a performance?
A. I would normally go to dinner with my friends or go home and get into pajamas and cook. I really like to cook. I want to be on the Food Network someday.
Q. How to you psyche yourself up before performing?
A. I run through my dances and focus only on myself and what I have to do and try hard not to be distracted
Q. Do you have any rituals (things you do — like a lucky charm, a special routine) prior to your performances?
A. I put on my lucky lipstick (MAC Russian red) and lucky earrings.
Q. What is your favorite part about what you do?
A. I love performing with some of my best friends and seeing myself improve as I get older and stronger.
Q. What do you feel are your top 3 achievements so far?
A. I have competed at the world’s largest Ballet competition last year in Los Angeles: The Youth American Grand Prix. My solo and group dance numbers have received many awards in many competitions for Jazz, tap, lyrical, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop.
I have performed in a Local Nutcracker Performance for the last 5 years. I have had many different and important roles, it is my favorite time of year.
Q. What do you want to be when you grow up?