Sophia Dunn Hanks danced for 17 years at Academy of Ballet. She was a member of both Ballet Utah and Athena Dance Company which are the two highest ballet and jazz companies there. She spent three years as a soloist for Ballet Utah. Her roles include Giselle, Kitri in Don Quixote, Odile in Swan Lake, Sugar Plum Fairy, and Paquita. She then went to Ballet West Academy and spent two semesters on their most advanced level and pre-professional program.
Sophia also danced at Pioneer High School under Odyssey's Darryl Yeager. She was in the highest level in both the ballet and jazz classes.
Sophia was the Ballet Utah Senior Company choreographer for Academy of Ballet for two years, choreographing original pieces such as Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and more. She was also the mini jazz and ballet director for a few years.
Sophia auditioned for Disney four times, making it to the final rounds twice.
Sophia is a licensed massage therapist.
2019 Sophia choreographed a full length original ballet of Peter Pan for Jolie Arts Dance Center and we are excited to see what new and creative ballet shows she has in store for our dancers!