Trainee since 2019
Sophia was born in New York, NY and raised in Redding,Connecticut. By commuting daily to the city, she attended the Professional Children’s School while dancing with the Manhattan Youth Ballet. There she worked on numerous George Balanchine works such as Theme and Variations, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Raymonda Variations with Deborah Wingert, Erin Fogarty, and Daniel Ulbricht. Along with ballet opportunities, she worked with jazz master Francis J. Roach, Eugene “Luigi” Faccuito’s protége, on the classic jazz Sing, Sing, Sing!. In the past two years, Ms. Stefanopoulos joined the Joffrey Ballet as a Trainee. In Chicago, she performed Gerald Arpino’s Viva Vivaldi, Petipa’s Swan Lake, Paul Taylor’s Promethean Fire, Lar Lubovitch’s Concerto 622, Marissa Osato’s Give the People What They Want, and Edgar Zendejas’ Lineas. Additionally, Sophia has traveled across the country for summer programs at Walnut Hill School of the Arts, Connecticut Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Joffrey Academy of Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street, and Carolina Ballet.