Sophia Smith- Open Contemporary
12/14 -6PM

Class will begin with a guided warm up encouraging dancers to focus on athleticism and expansion in movement. From there we will focus on how this translates into across the floor and center movement, as well as some improv. We will learn a phrase where we can then apply the principles focused on during class. This is a space for dancers to take risks and explore their artistry. Let’s dance, friends!

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Company Class- Sophia Smith
Dec 14, 6:00 PM
Chicago Dance Center

About Sophia

Sophia is a dancer, teacher and choreographer based in Chicago, IL. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2021, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a focus in performance and choreography. During her time at Ohio State, Sophia was one of sixteen dancers who traveled with the Dance Denmark tour group in Summer 2019, under the direction of Ann Sofie Clemmensen and Daniel Roberts. She showcased a piece in Slagelse, Odense, and Aalborg, and also performed in a work choreographed by Daniel Roberts.  As a student in the Department of Dance, Sophia performed in works created by Eddie Taketa, Momar Ndiaye, Susan Van Pelt Petry, and Anne Sofie Clemmensen. She also performed in several MFA and BFA thesis projects throughout her four years. Sophia is very excited to be a founding company member in Niko 8 and is looking forward to the years ahead!