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Sophie Dow

Artistic Associate and Dancer

Treaty 1-born Sophie Dow is a multidisciplinary creative, inspired by dance, music, film, collaboration and Michif/Assiniboine + French/Ukrainian roots. An avid adventurer, Sophie exudes passions for busking, yoga and traveling on top of holding a degree in Dance Performance and Choreography from York University.

Highlights of Sophie’s Turtle Island touring journeys include choreographing and performing at Burning Man and opening ceremonies of BC’s Shambhala Music Festival, presenting a digital installation at imagineNATIVE Film & New Media Festival, and sharing workshops in many rural and urban school contexts throughout the mountains and prairies. Sophie’s unique reservoir of experience has deeply impacted her personal creative process, namely inspired by working with some of the country’s wonderful dance innovators: Olivia C Davies, Santee Smith/Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, The Chimera Project Dance Theatre, Kaeja d’Dance, adelheid’s re:research, Carol Anderson, Yvonne Chartrand, Beany John and Jeanette Kotowich. Sophie presently fulfills roles as: artistic associate of O.Dela Arts, Chimera Dance Theatre & V’ni Dansi/The Louis Riel Métis Dancers, residency coordinator at Dance West Network, fire spinner with Ember Arts Fire Society,  musician with The Honeycomb Flyers, a licensed practitioner of Traditional Thai Massage, a trained facilitator & student of BreathWave, a freelance dancer/choreographer/sound designer and a puddle jumping

Sophie Dow began working with Chimera as a mentorship dance artist part of Company B, in 2018, and went on to be part of the touring cast of Omen. Today, Sophie is creating a new work, Agrimony, which will premiere in Toronto as part of Chimera’s season 23/24.

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