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Sofía is a professional dancer, choreographer, producer, GYROTONIC® Trainer and Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® Certified Teacher, with expertise in Classical Ballet, Modern, Contemporary and Salsa Dancing. She has also trained in Flamenco, Graham, GYROKINESIS®, Jazz, Latinamerica Folk Dance- Bachata and Cumbia, Merengue, Modern Partnering, Musical Theater, Pas de Deux, Pointe, Russian Character Dance, Street Jazz, West African, and Zena Rommett Floor Barre®. 

 

Sofía started her training at Escuela de Danza Petipa, where she participated in multiple festivals including the International Ballet Festival of Cuba, and performed in recognized theaters such as at Teatro Mayor- Julio Mario Santo Domingo. She was recognized for her extraordinary dance talent by the renowned choreographer and dance teacher Charles Vodoz (Migros-Kulturprozent Award and Artistic Director of Psoas Coreolab) at a very early age.  

 

She moved to New York City to further her studies at the Joffrey Ballet School. During her time at Joffrey, Sofía worked with many distinguished faculty members including Rena Butler (Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Choreographic Fellow and the Princess Grace Award Winner for Choreography), and Luis Salgado (2020 Helen Hayes for Outstanding Production in a Musical, 2018 Helen Hayes Award for Best Direction and Best Choreography, 2015 Venus/Adonis Festival Award for Best Director, among others). She transferred to the world renowned The Ailey School (part of the multi award winning and historic Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) where she was part of the Ailey Student Performance Group and graduated from the Certificate Program with Honors. During her time at The Ailey School she was part of the Ailey Student Ailey Professional (ASAP) Mentoring Program lead by Mathew Rushing (Associate Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), and had the opportunity to perform works by Alvin Ailey, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Darrel Moultrie (Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship), among others. She also worked as a Teacher Assistant, for The Ailey School- Junior Division, alongside renowned Ballet Master Caridad Martinez. 

 

Sofía has been privileged to work on stage with countless award-winning choreographers. She has performed pieces by Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, (recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, Emmy Award, National Medal of the Arts, three Guggenheim FellowshipsMacArthur Foundation Fellowship, among others), Fredrick Earl Mosley (outstanding Mid- Career Award for Excellence by Martha Hill Fund, and Elisa Monte Lifetime Achievement Award), Vernard J. Gilmore (principal dancer of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) upon receiving the Jersey City Dance Artist Relief Fund Award, and Larisa Calero. In addition, she danced for Valentin Peytchinov’s production Don Giovani and has performed in her own productions at the Greenpoint Gallery. 

 

As a young dancer, Sofía began to perform principal dance roles at Festival Danza en la Ciudad and received awards and recognition for her talents such as first place at Masters Super National Dance. She received a Scholarship at the world famous Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, where she later studied at. Sofía also earned a Scholarship for the Paul Taylor Summer Intensive, Directed by Raegan Wood, after being recommended by Carolyn Adams (member of the Board of Directors of the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Company and co-founder of the Harlem Dance Foundation). 

  

Sofía is an acclaimed choreographer and teacher. She has presented her choreographic work in multiple venues, including 14th Street Y Theater, Davenport Theater, Dixon Place Theater, The Hudson Valley Dance Festival, Winter Follies Festival, Fertile Ground, Sony Music Hall, Hudson Guild Theater, Dance On The Lawn Festival, Union City PAC, Arts on Site, and The Craft. Sofía has also been commissioned and funded by the AVA Gallery (Innovative Space Award, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Award), Spoke The Hub and Cultural Solidarity Fund to produce and present her work. In addition, she has produced virtual performances and art events, including the Thanksgiving Art Live Stream sponsored by MUMOS and The Heraclitus Project, which showcased the work of over 100 artists from all around the world (including herself). She has worked under renowned choreographer and teacher Bianca Paige Smith (Most Innovative Award Limerick Fringe and founder of B. Create. and Two Can Do), co-producing Virtual Performances and developing movement workshops. 

 

Back in Colombia, Sofía worked for the Asociación Nuevo Futuro de Colombia, developing and implementing a healing technique through movement and dance. The project concluded with a final performance at the Colegio Hacienda Los Alcaparros, sponsored by the director Rosita Caro, and by the release of Sofía’s book: “Una Danza Para El Cambio Social”. Sofía has also taught Master Classes and classes at Escuela de Danza Petipa in Colombia. She is a Ballet teacher, a GYROTONIC® Trainer and a Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® Certified Teacher, trained under Renée Robinson (performed at the White House Dinner in 2013).

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