Sophie trained with Macklin Dance Studio from the age of three. As well as participating in numerous showcases and competitive performances as a child, she worked up through accredited examinations with the British Theatre Dance Association in classical ballet, modern jazz, tap, acrobatics and lyrical. Since starting teaching for Fiery Feet at the age of sixteen, Sophie completed her final student exams in classical ballet and acrobatics, and began her teacher training with the BTDA. She completed her training in 2014 and has enjoyed being part of making Fiery Feet the thriving company that it is today. In adult life Sophie has performed with Leamington and Warwick Musical Society, Stratford Musical Theatre Society, the Talisman Theatre Company and Coventry Musical Theatre Society.
For Sophie, easily the most rewarding part of teaching is seeing a student grow in confidence. From that very first lesson learning ‘good toes, naughty toes’ through up into our ‘Open’ classes, it is all about learning to be proud, learning the value of hard work, showing sportsmanship, making friends and having LOTS of laughs along the way. She hopes that some of the skills learnt whilst at Fiery Feet will stay with students for life.