Get to know me
Hello lovely visitor, I’m Sonia! Having grown up in Reading, I love being involved in the local dance community. I have taught in the area as a freelance dance practitioner for 14 years during which I have assisted the production of Dance Reading and coordinated the annual Thatcham Festival Dance Gala. Now of course, I run my own weekly dance classes for adults.
I am currently studying a Master's Degree in Dance Education at the Royal Academy of Dance. I have successfully attained a PGCE with distinction having completed my first year. My professional training prior to this includes a two-year foundation degree at Bird College Conservatoire of Dance and Musical Theatre in Sidcup, and a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Greenwich. I am also a certified Silver Swans® Licensee.
After graduating Trinity Laban, I performed as a musical theatre performer. This included touring Spain in a solo performance, performing at the Edinburgh Fringe, and working with local Reading-based theatre company ‘Beautiful Creatures’. My performance background has carried through into my teaching style - I’m often asked ‘where do I get all my energy?’
My aim is for my students to feel fantastic after class. Dance has numerous physical benefits but also can have a profound impact on wellbeing. It’s lovely to see social groups form and dancers gaining confidence. Every class is an opportunity for my students to perform for themselves, feel good and most of all have fun.