Sophia, a true cosmopolitan, residing in New York and New Jersey, began dancing at 2 years old. Following in her mothers dance shoes, she began taking classes at the Martha Graham School of Dance in NYC, The Academy of Dance Arts, and her mothers dance studio, Elise Klinger Dancers Inc. As her passion for theatre grew, she studied at the Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC) at Howell High school.
Sophia graduated magna cum laude from Binghamton University, double majoring with a BS in Integrative Neuroscience and a BA in Theatre: Dance. While studying in college, Sophia was on the Binghamton University Dance Team (Division 1), performed in Mainstage shows such as The Wizard of Oz (Dance capt./Nikko), World Goes ‘Round (Ziemba Track), and Sweet Charity (Nickie), attended The New York State Dance Education Association (NYSDEA), PaperMill Playhouse’s Rising Star Summer Conservatory, and The Producers Club Theatre in NYC. Sophia’s mentor, David Wynen, was awarded the Australian Government Citation for Tap Rhythm—the first online tap syllabus of its kind: taprhythm.com.
Dance as an outlet for creative expression and as psychotherapeutic protocol for promoting physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being became her passion. Her dual interests came together in a research thesis, “The Luigi Technique: A Multimodal Approach to the Dancer” and she received a full teaching certification in the Luigi Jazz Technique. Sophia is also a Research Project Coordinator at Rutgers University IFH. Sophia is thrilled to be a part of Miss Mare’s team!