Sophie trained as a dancer at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris after a year at Paris Opera Ballet School. In 2003 she went to Le Ballet de Lorraine. The following year she joined Scottish Ballet.
In her seventh year at the company she was promoted to First Artist.
During her career as a dancer at Scottish Ballet, Sophie was given the opportunity to showcase her first choreographic piece. 'Oxymore' (2013) was commissioned by Scottish Ballet's CEO & Artistic Director
Christopher Hampson and performed at the Edinburgh Festival that year. Sophie's unique creative
vision and undoubted natural ability as an up and coming choreographer would attract a further three
commissions ('Maze', 'Sibilo', and the 360 degree piece 'A Perfect Place') during the remainder of her
time at Scottish Ballet. Sophie retired from Scottish Ballet in June 2017, and is fully focused on her work as a freelance choreographer.
"For me choreography is a way of creatively expressing myself. It's this desire of wanting to translate a concept into movement. It's like a sort of puzzle most of the time. It feels like you are a creative
detective in many ways - you have this idea or concept and the concept is effectively a big puzzle. You have to find the links between different parts of the puzzle. You have to find the logic, the reason etc.
You don't know where things are going to lead or where each turn will take you.
I enjoy using everyday things as simple props choreographically. I am drawn to strong visual images
and these play into the quirky and angular movements that i use within my work. I feel humour is both useful and interesting on stage. Most of all i try to create something that people can relate to or
The puzzle eventually makes sense when all of the pieces finally fit together but there are always little sections or extra pieces left. These become part of the next puzzle i create."