Sophie’s parents were delighted when all the years of dressing up as an all-singing, all-dancing fairy princess finally paid off, when she became a Blueberries teacher in 2016. Now a musical theatre performer, she started off at Bom-Funk Dance Studio, and then Eden Dance Academy –training in practically every genre. Sophie realised her passion in these studios for not only dance but for teaching, and became a teacher’s assistant in 2012. This passion inspired her to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Primary Education (Creative Arts) at the University of Canberra, which she is currently studying.
How long have you been dancing for?
I started Ballet lessons when I was 7, but when I was told I joined the class too late in the year to participate in the concert, I had such a tantrum that my parents pulled me out! It wasn’t until the age of 12 when I started dancing outside of school again.
What has dance taught you about yourself, about life?
Dance has taught me to never give up. That I am braver than I believe, stronger than I seem, and smarter than I think. It was within the studio that I found myself!
What inspires you to keep on dancing?
My students! They look up to me as not only an educator, but as a dancer, and this means maintaining my technique, and learning as much as I can!
Are you also an active sports person? What sports do you enjoy?
I have never been a sports person, as I don’t enjoy competition. However last year I decided to join a gym, and it was the best decision I ever made.
Why Dance Central?
I love that Dance Central understands people. I love that Dance Central is full of love, life, and pizzaz!