OUR INSPIRATIONAL STUDENT OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER IS SOPHIE!
When did you start dancing?
I started dancing at the age of 5 at a local dance school after begging my parents. I originally did tap, modern and gymnastics, but as I grew up I also did various other styles. At 16 I finally started ballet! When I was 19 I started dance college and studied Musical Theatre for 3 years before beginning auditioning and working professionally for a while out in Malta and doing various TV jobs with BBC and ITV.
What is your favourite style of dance and why?
My favourite style of dance is either tap or musical theatre – I love anything that’s a bit cheesy and I can stick my stage face on
Who inspires you to dance and why?
I felt so uncomfortable coming back to dance after a few years off, but Jess definitely inspired me to stay! It was about fun and positivity, as well as challenging my brain and body. Coming to class every week is like therapy to me and I love the group of people I’ve met!
More recently as I’ve been pregnant, my baby girl has inspired me to keep coming back every week! It’s kept me healthy (in mind as well as body!) and I just hope she loves dancing as much as I do when she arrives.
Check out Sophie in action at our show last month! (You can catch her strutting centre stage at the beginning)