Why does Sophie love dancing with AXIS Dance Company?
“I love being an AXIS dancer because it unfalteringly takes my mind and my body to unexpected places.”
- Sophie Stanley
Originally from England, Sophie received a First class BA (Hons) in Dance and Theater Performance in 2004. After a few years freelancing in more commercial projects she was introduced to the world of integrated dance after being employed as a support worker for a wheelchair dependent professional dancer. One great thing led to another and she ended up touring nationally and internationally with UK based integrated company, Stopgap, for several years. Marriage to a Californian man brought Sophie over to the bay area in 2012, where she has since danced with Risa Jaroslow, Dance Monks, Liz Boubion and as a guest artist for AXIS before joining the company full time in 2014. She is delighted to be dancing with AXIS and to have been given the opportunity to delve into the endless wonders and complexities of integrated dance on this side of the Atlantic.
Sophie will be performing during our 2015 Home Season, June 12-14th. http://www.axisdance.org/season/