Sophia’s Performances

Sophia is studying to become a professional Ballerina at the Draper Center for Dance Education in Rochester, NY.  Sophia's time at Draper Center began at age seven, after she was awarded a scholarship to Draper Center as a result of her very first audition (Rochester City Ballet's The Nutcracker).  Sophia has been dancing and performing since she was four years old.

Ballet Performances

2021

May - A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Rochester City Ballet

  • Performed as a Pixie in all four shows.

2020

All 2020 Performances were cancelled due to COVID-19.

2019

November & December - The Nutcracker with the Rochester City Ballet

  • Performed as a Party Girl and Ginger Baby in all ten shows.

August - Performed four dances in the Draper Center Summer Intensive demonstration show.

June - Performed three competition dances as part of a Draper Center fundraiser show.

2018

November & December - The Nutcracker with the Rochester City Ballet

  • Performed as a Party Girl in all nine shows.
  • Only Party Child that was not split-cast.
  • Understudied as a Ginger Baby.

August - Performed three dances in the Draper Center Summer Intensive demonstration show.

June - Performed in the Draper Center 30-Year Celebration show.

  • Only person asked to perform from her level.

March & April - Cinderella with the Rochester City Ballet

  • Performed as a Butterfly in all seven shows.

2017

November & December - The Nutcracker with the Rochester City Ballet

  • Performed as an Angel in all nine shows.
  • Triple cast.

2016

November & December - The Nutcracker with the Rochester City Ballet

  • Performed as a Holly Sprite in six shows.
  • Double cast.

2015

November - The Nutcracker with the Rochester City Ballet

  • Performed as a Holly Sprite in two shows.
  • Awarded a scholarship to Draper Center as a result of this audition.

 

Every Year in June - End-of-year Demonstration with Draper Center for Dance Education; Ballet, Jazz, Modern dances.

Draper Center Ballet Progress

2020-2021

Level 5B - Fully in Level 5B (dances five days per week; 15 hours per week).

April through June - Weekly private lessons with Sarah Lane, Principal Dancer.

2019-2020

Level 4B/5A - Fully in Level 4B, attended Ballet and Pointe in Level 5A one additional day per week (danced five days per week; 16.25 hours per week not including competition and show rehearsals). Attended additional private lessons one hour each week.

August - Four-week Summer Intensive with Draper Center for Dance Education; Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Character

July - Two-week Summer Intensive with Draper Center for Dance Education; Ballet and Pointe

April through June - Weekly private lessons with Sarah Lane, Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre.

2018-2019

Level 4A - Fully in Level 4A (four days per week).  Attended additional private lessons one hour each week.

August - Four-week, full-day Summer Intensive at Draper Center for Dance Education; Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Character

July - Two-week, half-day Summer Intensive at Draper Center for Dance Education; Ballet and Pointe

2017-2018

Level 2C3/3 - Fully in Level 2C3, asked to attend Ballet and Pointe in Level 3 one additional day per week (four days per week).

August - Four-week, full-day Summer Intensive at Draper Center for Dance Education; Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern

July - Two-week, half-day Summer Intensive at Draper Center for Dance Education; Ballet and Pointe

2016-2017

Level 2B - Fully in Level 2B, skipped Level 2A. (two days per week)

July - Two-week, half-day Summer Intensive at Draper Center for Dance Education; Ballet and Jazz

2015-2016

Level 1A - Began at Draper Center in Level 1A, skipped Level 1 (two days per week).

High and Low with Hanna PK