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Sophie Qin

Dancer, Choreographer, Researcher, Designer

Sophie Qin (she/they, 22y) originates from Ottawa, Ontario, where she began her diverse dance training with Linda Jamieson and Ellen Andrews. She danced in their annual production of The Nutcracker (featured on CTV Morning Live), and in 2017 has participated in an installation work by Kristen Maurice and Justin de Bernardi in Costa Navarino, Greece. In 2018 Sophie moved to New York City as a scholarship student at The Ailey School, and was fortunate to perform works by Frederick Earl Mosley, Davalois Fearon, Kyle Marshall, Stephanie Mizrahi, Amy Hall Garner and Jae Man Joo, among others. She was a dancer for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s New York City Center season 2019, in Alvin Ailey’s Memoria. Additional enrichments include the BodyTraffic (Countertechnique), Batsheva Dance Company, Performance Research Project, Abraham.In.Motion, RUBBERBANDance, Transformation Danse, Domaine Forget de Charlevoix, and Springboard Danse Montréal intensives, which in the very latter she performed works by Alan Lucien Øyen and James Viveiros in 2022.

Sophie moved to Montréal in 2021 to get to know the vivid city, currently works as a freelance dancer with Yesenia Fuentes and Ballet Ouest’s Casse-Noisette, and as a graduate from Herzing College’s 2D Animation program freelances in animation and illustration. Drawing back to her first inspiration for kinesthetic research, she is an artist in residence for the Par.B.Leux Inception Residency 2023.

Updated Fall 2022