Sophie Zoricic —
Sophie was born in Brisbane. She received her early dance training in several schools across Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast before moving to Melbourne.
As well as completing academic studies at the Victorian College of the Arts, Sophie completed a Diploma in Dance and a Vocational Graduate Certificate in Classical Ballet at The Australian Ballet School. In 2012, Sophie performed as Street Dancer in The Australian Ballet’s The Dancers Company’s regional tour of Don Quixote.
Sophie joined Queensland Ballet as a Company Dancer in January 2013.
Ai-Gul Gaisina’s (after Marius Petipa) Don Quixote (The Australian Ballet’s The Dancers Company)
Jirí Kylián’s Symphony in D (The Australian Ballet School)
Mark Annear’s Birthday Celebration (The Australian Ballet’s Peggy season)
Leigh Rowles’s Time (The Australian Ballet School)
Did you know?
Sophie celebrated her first six birthdays in six different countries.
Sophie started her ballet training in Harare, Zimbabwe at the age of 3.
Sophie’s favourite place to eat is at home, she can’t go past her mum’s home cooking! Her favourite dish of her mum’s is lasagne.
Who is your dance hero/role model and why?
"For as long as I can remember I have found myself inspired and in awe of Mikhail Baryshnikov. His musicality, charisma on stage and power has always been something I admire and strive towards. As a female role model I aspire to Gillian Murphy (Principal Dancer of the American Ballet Theatre) for her strength and technique. She is such a beautiful artist and is versatile in every role she tackles..this is a quality that is very impressive to me and I hope to achieve the same thing as I progress throughout my career."