Sophie Smith

Young Artist

Introducing Sophie

Sophie was born in Armidale, NSW and began dancing at three-years-old. When she was six she began training at Anne Fraser School of Dance on the Sunshine Coast, where she trained for nine years. During that time, she was accepted into the Queensland Ballet Academy Associate program before joining the Senior Program full-time in 2018 and completing the Pre-Professional year in 2021.

Repertoire highlights

  • Lilac Fairy in Prologue Sleeping Beauty  - Greg Horsman
  • Intimate Dialogues - Paul Boyd (lead female)
  • Mercedes in Matador Suite - Christian Tàtchev
  • Willow - Natalie Weir
  • La Sylphide (Waltz variation and pas de deux)

What inspires you to dance?

The music is my biggest inspiration. The way it can completely intoxicate you, transcending any concept of time and space and making you aware of nothing but the present moment.

I also get a lot of inspiration from the passion and determination I see in my colleagues and dancers around the world.

Did you know…

Sophie first performed with Queensland Ballet as Young Swanhilda in Greg Horsman's Coppélia in 2014.


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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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