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Believe it or not, Sophia LaVonne kicked off her performance career in New York City's subway. Eventually, she was presenting original works fusing acting, dance, and film at UCB Theatre, Stage 48, and multiple off Broadway shows. She went on to study all three of these art forms at NYU where she received a Gallatin grant for 8 consecutive years to develop the school's first dance technique program with world class teachers in both the underground freestyle and staged choreography scenes.
Sophia has landed featured roles for Baz Luhrmann, Moscow Opera House, Spinnin TV, multiple Lincoln Centre productions, The Apollo Theatre, E! Network's NYFW, TruTV, and several commercials on national TV, SNL, and Hulu. She has choreographed for Nike Industrials, BETs Wild Out Wednesday, TruTV, and Marc Jacobs. Her passion for the arts has allowed her to judge on panels internationally and teach classes at UCLA, NYU, RedBull Events, Nike Events, Broadway Dance Center, Peri Dance, EXPG NY, Millenium Dance Complex, and in over 10 countries.
Additionally, through interning at Michel Gondry's Partizan Pictures and shadowing an Oscar nominated industry professional, Sophia expanded her knowledge in integrating film into her creative pursuits. You can catch her directorial work through For Feels Media, which got her an invitation onto Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show and was featured in Vogue online. You can currently witness her sharpening her craft as a member of LA's street dance crew The Lot Original, as a part of the NY theatre company LoudSol--awarded with Fringe Festival's most innovative show, and bringing arts education to youth through two non profits.
Sophia trained under members of Elite Force, Dance Fusion, Fosse originals, Electric Boogaloos, and Brian Green. She studied acting at Anthony Meindl, Terry Schreiber, and under Akil Davis.