I recently had the pleasure of asking Sophia Schepers some questions about her incredible journey as a ballerina. Sophia is an amazing dancer, she graces the stage with poise and elegance. Her passion and dedication for ballet is unparalleled. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started dance when I was 4 and began taking ballet seriously when I was 8 or 9.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I dance at Dancers’ Alley and School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been on pointe for 4 years.
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I wear Russian Pointe Rubins.
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My mentor Amanda Buchana saw potential in me in one of my first dance classes and then started doing privates with me.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
I like Odalisque!:)
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I personally would love to work with any American Ballet Company.
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
I loved when I got to be Clara in the Nutcracker.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Dusty Button because she started out as a competition dancer just like I did and then moved into ballet. Also I love Kathryn Morgan because she is very relatable.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
My mentor Amanda Buchana told me that I should always focus on myself and improve for me and no one else.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
I really like both but probably a romantic tutu.
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I like to hang out with friends and be with my family.