From: Davidson, North Carolina
Sophie Nelson grew up in Davidson, North Carolina and began ballet at the age of 8. After moving to Pennsylvania, she continued her studies under Yuliya Rakova at Betsy Daily's School of Performing Arts for a number of years until moving to study at the School of Pennsylvania Ballet under direction of Arantxa Ochoa. She has attended summer programs at Joffrey Ballet, the Rock School, Ellison Ballet, and Carolina Ballet on scholarship. For the 2015-2016 season she was invited by Angel Corella to dance with the Pennsylvania Ballet's Second Company. Her performances with the Main Company included Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake and DGV, George Balanchine's Nutcracker, Serenade, and 4 Temperaments (Phlegmatic), and Angel Corella's Don Quixote. She is excited to join Carolina Ballet as a Trainee for the 2016-2017 season.