29 Mar Welcome Sophie & Kaitlyn
We preparing our 2018 Dancers. Sophie and Kaitlyn are joining us from Manitoba and Alberta.
Winnipeg born, Sophie is an artist inspired by interdisciplinary collaboration. She is passionate about sharing her love for music, yoga, and adventure. Sophie has been awarded multiple scholarships for excellence in fine arts: Inspire Building Brighter Futures Scholarship, Winnipeg Rotary Memorial Scholarship, and The Golden Key Society Membership. While appearing in the work of dance and theatre companies and York University Productions, Sophie also completed her second season with York Dance Ensemble. She has also had the privilege to work with influential artists such as Carol Anderson, Julia Sasso, Susan Lee, John Ottman, Susan Cash, and Christof Migone.
With a unique list of credits that have deeply impacted her creative process and movement vocabulary, Sophie has performed and toured solo works such as Brett Taylor’s After the Curtain, Noise by Alexander Winters, and Encounter by Sara Laurie. Fringe Festivals and International Conventions have taken her across Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Montreal, Regina, and Minneapolis. Sophie has also created a special social that details her history of adoption in My Birthmother’s Journal and They Move on Tracks of Never Ending Light.
Sophie is a graduate of the York University Dance Program.
Kaitlin was born and raised in Calgary where she trained and performed as a dancer for seven years with the Young Canadians Calgary Stampede. In 2014, she moved to Toronto to pursue further training and graduated with Honours from the Ryerson University BFA Performance Dance Program. At Ryerson, she was mentored by Vicki St Denys, Kate Hilliard, Robert Glumbek, Kenny Pearl, Louis Laberge-Côté, and Tanya Evidente. During her time at Ryerson, Kaitlyn performed works by William Yong, Valerie Calam, and Gadfly. In 2017, Kaitlyn was also the recipient of The Kenny Pearl Award. She has also presented her work at Ryerson’s show Enchoreo. In 2016, Kaitlyn participated in ProArteDanza’s Summer Intensive, where she worked with Roberto Campanella, Robert Glumbeck, Anisa Tejpar, Benjamin Landserg, and Daniel MacArthur. During this intensive she performed a remount of ProArte’s Expire.
In addition to dancing, Kaitlyn is passionate about pursuing studies in Kinesiology and enjoys spending time surrounded by nature.