Sophie Needelman, Founder and Director
Born and raised in Southern California, Sophie Needelman began manifesting her love for the arts and her community in the form of involvement with various San Diego dance companies. Working with groups such as Eveoke Dance Theatre and Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Dance Conservatory has inspired Sophie to combine her love of working with people and raising awareness through arts-related community engagement. Sophie has extended this passion to the Bay where she is currently pursuing her B.A. in Dance and Performance Studies and Rhetoric at The University of California at Berkeley. Since studying dance at the university level, Sophie has had the opportunity to explore dance from a much more academic and theoretical perspective. In addition to her academic endeavors as a college student and her creative endeavors as a blossoming dancer/choreographer, it is in Berkeley that Sophie has gotten her feet wet in the world of slam poetry. Whether it is behind the mic, on a stage, in a dance studio, or in front of her computer screen, Sophie hopes to create- in every capacity she can.