Sonia is a dance scientist, teacher, performer and choreographer. She has been a member of the Dance Faculty at TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance since 1990 and is now a Senior Lecturer, teaching dance technique, performance, choreography and dance health and wellbeing.
Over the past thirty years, she has worked with several independent choreographers and companies, including touring extensively and recording original music with the electric voice dance company La Bouche in the 1980s. She continues to perform to date, including as a Pandemonium Drummer in the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.
Sonia is a regular freelance teacher, providing professional level and company classes in the UK and internationally for a range of agencies and companies such as DV8, Clod Ensemble, Candoco, Shobana Jeyasingh, Protein, Hofesh Schecter, Adventures in Motion Pictures and V-Tol, with whom she also performed. She frequently delivers workshops, CPD training activities and mentoring for other professionals.
Sonia completed an MSc in Dance Science in 2004 and has since presented and published her research in Dance Leadership and Dance Fitness. She has been a consultant and examiner in safe dance practice since 2009 and was Senior Assessor for Trinity College London, working on the development of the Certificate in Safe and Effective Dance Practice. As a member of the Education Committee of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS), one of Sonia’s primary interests is to help in the dissemination of dance science research to support the safe practice knowledge of practitioners and educators.