Sophia is in her third year at Extensions Dance Company. She has been dancing since she was 2, taking classes in ballet, contemporary, modern, hip hop, jazz, tap, and ballroom. Prior to joining Extensions, Sophia took classes at and performed with another local dance company for 11 years. Sophia attends Adlai E. Stevenson High School as a sophomore. Sophia is extremely appreciative for all that Extensions has done for her. Her Extensions peers are like her second family, and they are so supportive and inspiring to work with. She is grateful to be a student under Lizzie Mackenzie and the incredibly talented faculty of dance teachers and choreographers. The awards, scholarships, and experiences that Sophia has been privileged with have greatly contributed to her artistic training and growth. Recently, Sophia attended the 2020 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Advanced Summer Intensive. The summer prior to that she attended the Giordano Dance Chicago Summer Workshop and briefly studied at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Sophia loves photography, films, music, and even dabbles in musical theatre. She has a deep love for all forms of art and is very self-driven in her artistic and academic education. Sophia would like to thank her amazing Extensions family, her parents and siblings, and friends for their tremendous love and support.