Sophia started dancing at the age of two and has been dancing at Ballet and Classe in Brazil since 2014.
She is currently dancing at Grade 5 with the Royal Academy of Dance.
Sophia has participated in several international competitions. In 2020, she won the Royal Academy of Dance’s worldwide dance-off. In 2021, she was a finalist in the Youth America Grand Prix, was placed first at Europe in Dance Grand Prix and won two gold medals at the Global Dance Open South America. In Brazil, she won nine gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals in the following competitions: Fendafor, Grand Prix de Dança do Rio de Janeiro, Passo de Arte Grand Prix Southeast, Festival de Dança Sete Oito, Arte Minas International Festival, CBDD Fortaleza and Blumenau em Dança. Sophia was also selected to participate in the Youth American Grand Prix Brasil 2022 and in the final round of Tanzolymp Festival in 2022.
Sophia attended the 2021 Royal Ballet School Online Spring and Summer Intensives.
Sophia was invited to join the International Scholar’s Programme by our Artistic Director, Christopher Powney, after he saw her dance at the 2021 Youth America Grand Prix Brazil.
On being named a Royal Ballet School International Scholar, Sophia said:
‘I feel very proud of myself. I feel honoured to be named a Royal Ballet School International Scholar.
I will keep studying ballet with focus and train intensively to achieve my goals.
Thank you to The Royal Ballet School for this great opportunity!’