Sofia Lacivita developed a passion for dance at four years old, competitively dancing and training in various genres including Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Ballet, specifically the Russian Vaganova technique. At the age of thirteen years old, Sofia joined the competitive team at Performing Dance Arts, where she had the opportunity to train with various choreographers and teachers including Danny Poland, Andrea Partridge, Ryan Foley, Mikael Knight, Anna Karpova, Tyce Diorio and Luther Brown.
Sofia attended St. Elizabeth Catholic High School, where she graduated with Honours from the Regional Arts Program, specifically Dance. Sofia continued to pursue her passion for dance at Ryerson University, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Performance Dance. Following her four years at Ryerson University, Sofia attended the Bachelor of Education program at York University and is now a teacher with the Toronto Catholic District School Board.
Sofia’s professional credits include her debut in a short Canadian film entitled “Kids Just Want to Have Fun”, her backup dancing and debut in the singer, Aleesia’s, music videos including “Bubblegum”, “Not That Girl”, and “Time’s Up” and her performance in the Canadian Exhibition parade. Sofia has won many awards at various National Dance Competitions, including “Dancer of the Year” at the American Dance Awards Regional Dance Competition, as well as first runner up at Candance Competition’s Intermediate pageant.
Sofia has been teaching at Performing Dance Arts for seven years, and throughout that time her goal has been to share her expertise, while inspiring a true passion for dance in each of her students. Sofia is looking forward to another successful year!