Sophia started learning ballet in Chicago when she was three. Over the years, she started learning different forms of dance like tap, jazz, modern and eventually started training in Cecchetti. When she was 11, Sophia moved to Santa Barbara, California and started dancing at Gustafson Dance. After two years, she auditioned for SSBYD, was accepted and became a Junior. This year, Sophia is back from the pandemic and ready to dance! She is super excited to be a party girl in the Nutcracker and in Rudolf, a reindeer, elf, and part of the blizzard. Sophia is now an Apprentice 2 and a Sophomore in high school and in her spare time, she enjoys reading, eating, and of course dancing.