I recently had the opportunity to ask Sophia Zonni some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Sophia is an incredible dancer, she graces the stage so beautifully with phenomenal technique, her passion and dedication for ballet is amazing. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started creative dance when I was 3
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
Currently dance at Ellison ballet
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
Started pointe at 10
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I wear Gaynor Mindens and was picked as an official GM girl for 2017/18
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I started taking more ballet at 7/8
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
I like Giselle, Kitri, odette, grand pas classique
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
Would love to work for the Mariinsky ballet, Royal Ballet, Paris opera or ABT
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
My first YAGP
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
My favorite ballerinas are Svetlana Zakharova, Joy Womack and Natalia Osipova
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
it’s about quality and not quantity
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I try to play the violin and knit, I also love cooking and I hit the gym to cross train, Then lots of homework too. You need to be an educated ballerina 😂😂 I’m also from Toronto Canada so I also hang out with my friends from the city and just be a kid.