Believe it or not, Sophia LaVonne kicked off her performance career in New York City's subway; she quickly moved onto presenting original works fusing acting, dance, and film at UCB, Stage 48, and in multiple off Broadway shows. Sophia simultaneously studied all three of these art forms at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. It was here that she received a ten year grant to create and develop the school's first dance technique program with teachers known to be the greats of both the underground freestyle and staged choreography scenes.
Sophia was recently on Netflix Astronomy Club, and has had soloist roles for Baz Luhrmann, Moscow Opera House, NY's infamous Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, BET, The Apollo Theatre, Nike, New York Fashion Week, Marc Jacobs, TruTV; she has had ensemble roles for Microsoft, Jeremiah, Vogue Magazine, Betsey Johnson; she has choreographed for Nike Industrials, BETs Wild Out Wednesday, TruTV, and Marc Jacobs; she has taught classes at Broadway Dance Center, Peri Dance, EXPG NY, Millenium Dance Complex LA, RedBull Events, NYU, and UCLA, and has been featured in multiple commercials on national TV, SNL, and Hulu. She has judged on panels in both the states and overseas and continues to travel internationally for dance and theatre events.
Additionally, through interning at Michel Gondry's Partizan Pictures and shadowing an Oscar nominated producer, Sophia expanded her knowledge in integrating film and new media into her creative pursuits, and you can catch her directorial work through For Feels Media. You can also witness her sharpening her craft as a part of LA's world-renown street dance crew: The Lot Original and bringing affordable arts education to youth through two non profits. She continues to be a core member of LoudSol, an NY theatre company that was awarded Fringe Festivals "Most Unique Show."
Sophia trained under members of Elite Force, Dance Fusion, Fosse originals, Electric Boogaloos, and Brian Green to name a few. She studied acting at Anthony Meindl, Terry Schreiber, and under Akil Davis.