Ballet and Recreational Instructor
Sophie started dancing at the age of 2 ½. She began as a baton twirler and gymnast, but her passion for dance took over early on. She competed with the Dance Exchange in Eden Prairie for over 10 years, where she trained in jazz, lyrical, tap, and ballet. Sophie also danced on her high school’s hip-hop team, and studied at Peck School of Dance at UW Milwaukee under the professionals of the Milwaukee Ballet Company. She then became a member of the Metropolitan Ballet Company, performing in over 8 ballets, such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Giselle. Sophie was recently chosen for a scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School’s New York City 2017 Summer Intensive. While in NYC, Sophie trained under many elite ballet professionals, including Marina Bogdanova, a former principal dancer of the Russian National Ballet. Sophie has a strong passion for dance and works hard to share that passion with her students by encouraging growth and creativity through dance.