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!